The Human Experience focuses on what it means to be human and the beauty and resilience of the human spirit. Throughout the film, the lead characters took us on a journey around the world, interacting with different cultures, and truly experiencing human life. It was an eye-opener to identify with people in certain situations, yet be so much better off financially and/or physically. The film evokes a passion in human life that is fueled by hope, a hope that much of the world has lost sight of. Through real-life interviews and encounters, the men discover the qualities that unite humanity.
Essentially, the film highlighted the connection and response all humans have with each other. From literally opposite ends of the Earth, people can come together in the name of love and respect for life. Even through diverse cultures, religions, and all other barriers between differing societies, all can be broken down by humanity. It is important that we all realize we have “brothers and sisters” around the world. A family does not have to be biological, but rather a group of people who genuinely care about one another.
The Human Experience moved me in a way that further opened my eyes to the world. I wasn’t naïve per se before viewing the film, however, I was unable to appreciate the full value of humanity. It was not a one-sided experience viewing the encounters, as to where in society we observe things point-blank. For instance, the homeless are not just uneducated, lazy human beings, but people who have been dealt a lousy hand in life. The encounters put an emphasis on the fact that, no matter what walk of life, we all should be treated as equal human beings.
The closing scene of The Human Experience struck me the most in terms of an “AHA” moment. It was the point at which I realized forgiveness should by given to all in need of it. Jeffery was able to forgive his father after continuous abuse, however, most people today break off relationships for lesser reasons....