If an extraterrestrial comes to me and ask me for introduction about human, I’ll be surprised. He (OK, I don’t know how to call that intelligent being) literally run into me and speak to me as if it is totally fine in terms of so many conspiracy theories on earth like Mars attacks Earth that cover bad reputations over them. That being said, I should pretend I am cool and recommend some great books and arts that human tell about their own stories.
The first book comes into my mind is The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins. When I started to read that book recommended by some smart people, I was totally astonished by the very new thoughts which describe our inherent genes being self-centred and take what they take. If you wanna start learning about human, start from the inside nature. Here I should stress a point that don’t be misled by the name of the book, it is a way of metaphor, the genes act like a selfish man but in fact they are unintentional.
Then you wanna learn the history of human from thousands of years ago to current time. There is an old saying from Chinese:”Take history as a mirror “, history is important, not only for our human being, but also gives views to aliens. Learn the birth and doom of civilizations, study the life of ancient people in different periods, research how the history was going on and predict the future, those would make something clear.
I am not sure there would be just one movie that conclude all human society and behaviors, it’s better to watch several great movies. What I recommend include Wall E, Forrest Gump, Mary and Max and so on. Those movies cover several themes of human, such as love, future, striving, history, confusion, degeneration, different, imperfection, intelligent and more. There is no one word that would declare what is human about.
As for songs, all pop song lists don’t count. Instead listen to light music, especially New Age music will give you some clews about what is the real art of human.
Well, I think that’s it, that alien life would at least not get himself lost in this new world to him according my recommendations. But what I really want to say is, taking me away with you, please, I’d like to see the wonderful stars and galaxies in universe.
This is today’s prompt, https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/worldly-encounters/