It’s always a mediocre day if I don’t get the chance to interact with pedestrians. What are the chances of this happening in a city that’s very car dependant? Fortunately, I did meet some walkers, brief encounters they were.
By greeting someone on the move or on foot, I believe it to be a human thing to do.
What else makes a being human?
To address this, I like what our guru, Srila Prabhupada, had to say in this regard:
“Out of so many human beings who are suffering, there are few who are actually inquiring about their position, as to what they are, why they are put into this awkward position, and so on. Unless one is awakened to his position of questioning his suffering, unless he realizes that he doesn’t want suffering, but rather wants to make a solution to all suffering, then one is not to be considered a perfect human being. Humanity begins where this sort of inquiring is awakened in one’s mind.”
From the above statements it can be appreciated that there are different views on humans. There are likely multiple ways to define any one object. But from the spiritual perspective, we can contemplate what a human being ought to be.
May the Source be with you!