joi, 10 martie 2011

Meanings i do not agree with

I have an issue with the way dictionaries define words, i really think that some words and concepts should be adapted so they can correspond with their actual meaning...
For instance:
humane, humanity = marked by compassion, sympathy, or consideration for humans or animals 
Since it derives from the word "human" it suggests that only humans can have such an attitude or feeling, but it seems to me that nowadays the majority of humans have lost their humanity and are incapable of treating anything in a humane way. It was considered that humanity was the main characteristic of humans, a general trait, the rule, i think it's more like the exception and someone should ether change the meaning of this word to mean "marked by the lack of compassion" 

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