Humanization: A striving to become more and more of what one is capable Dehumanization: A striving to make a human less and less of what they are capable The human purpose: design for optimal engagement (p. 58 - 78)
Source: The human experience: design for optimal engagement (ch. 3)
That man, least wasteful, who appears to make use of that which he has and not merely to have more, in the language of our philosophy is a savage, primitive, uncivilized
Given the opportunity, I want to live in a town where everyone had the chance to become more and more of themselves, and themselves alone, so that they were uniquely fulfilled in their own way, and had I met them, I would be struck by their uniqueness so much that I would let them out of sight not, before I had learned something about what they were.
I am not a name, a date, a place of birth or residence, previous studies, or what I do, have done, or the sum of these. If anything these are merely historical accounts of events. Individually or together, they do not suffice to give even a slightest inference of who I am. Nonetheless, as if it were by some law of nature, it is by them that I am identified.
If man could live honestly, with freedom directed at proper pursuits, he would have “freedom in his love, and in his soul be free.”
Fundamentally, it is this state of perfect incompleteness that leaves us with the desire and motivation to become more and more of what we are capable