Throughout history the question has arisen many times as to what makes us human. What differentiates us from the common ape? Science has shown we share a majority of our DNA with other wild primates. Regardless, Humans have qualities that make us the superior being, both physically and mentally. As humans we have the ability to question and have a fascination for things that don’t solely contribute to our survival. We retain a passion for things of vanity, and a love for knowledge that comes with a thirst to ask why.
As a child I was always the good kid. I was the teacher’s pet, never misbehaved at school, homework always on time. At home I was the ideal child, I didn’t throw a fit and I always ate my vegetables. I lived an ideal life. I was never around drugs or that kind of lifestyle. My mom did everything she could to keep me away from things like that. Despite my serene background, I still found my way around to the other side of society, what conservatives call, the "counterculture."