Thinking of embedding this into my story and the more I think of it the more it seems to be sticking in my mind. We praise humanity as: (Dictionary.com) 1. all human beings collectively; the human race; humankind. 2. the quality or condition of being human; human nature. 3. the quality of being humane; kindness; benevolence. And we see kind acts and say "Faith in humanity restored." But what is humanity? Mankind is a history plagued far more by violence than kindness, we have churches preaching peace yet we use those religions to justify war and death. It seems that everytime we praise 'humanity' we forget that every aspect of humanity has been based on death. Evolution saw those that did not evolve die, we kill animals for sport, driving many to extinction. War is the one constant of mankind since the dawn of time and we live in a system which forces billions to live in poverty so others can live comfortably. When history shows us to be monsters, how can we be so adamant in our 'goodness'? I'm not saying we cannot be kind, we have the potential to be, some people are kind, beautiful people yet history shows that Humanity as a sum is deplorable. Thoughts?