What is humaneness?

What is humaneness?
Is it altruism?
Is it respecting each other?
Is it helping each other?
What is it, being human?
What is it, humaneness?

Humanity has suffered terrible wars,
genocides, illnesses, hunger, cruelty
- darkness of all kinds.

Where does this darkness in humanity
come from?
Nobody is born evil.

What is it that makes us act out of

Maybe this darkness is coming out
of deep wounds in us.
Unhealed wounds.
Wounds we suffered as a child and
then carried on, wounds we often
carry with us around all our life.
If we don't heal those wounds, we act
out of fear, anger, hate, rage, sadness,
resignation, madness or insanity.
We are in truth very hurt and put
seemingly effectful layers on us to
protect ourselves from being hurt
again. But is this protection?
Or is it actually still acting
out of our wounds?
If we would be really healed,
we wouldn't need any protection.

What is humaneness?

I think being human means
giving each other.
That is our natural state.
Not taking away from each other.
What does it need to give each other?
I think it needs the respect for
our own feelings and with this the
respect for the feelings of others.
The free flow of energy, benevolent
gestures, affection and love towards
each other can not be forced.
But respecting each others feelings
is a first step to me.

Listen to Chaplin's gripping words
from the year 1940.
Every single word is timelessly relevant.

What do you feel?