Do you ever have moments in life that you might do something odd, purposely or accidental, that makes you think that you must be the only person to have ever done such a thing? Maybe it’s so cringe worthy that you have to actually question whether or not your human. Melodramatic? Maybe, but Ted speaker Ze Frank has compiled a bunch of questions to help determine whether or not you are human. It’s the human test.
Ze Frank (I love his name) presents a kind of game show style quiz format to the backdrop of this universe sci-fi type music in his Ted talk “Are you human?” Ze asks the audience to raise their hand if they agree with any of the criteria he has compiled for his human test such as;
Have you ever made a small, weird sound when you remembered something embarrassing?
Have you ever broken something in real life, and then found yourself looking for an “undo” button in real life?
On the surface Ze’s talk could be seen just as a bit of fun, and good for laugh, both which is true, but there is something a lot deeper going on under the surface.
So often we hide these so-called idiosyncrasies that we have, thinking that they are unique to us, but what many people don’t realise is that there is a whole army of people with the same quirks as us. In fact they are really not quirks at all. They are all just part and parcel of the human experience.
What about you? Have you taken the human test yet? Do you relate to any of the idiosyncrasies that Ze’s talks about? Let me know, drop a comment in the box below.