One may be born a human. However, a person can remain like a stone if they do nothing about their development. A vegetable man or woman does not seek more than building a family and a comfortable home while an animal level individual may achieve much, if only to be the alpha male or female in a pack. The fully human is again quite different in seeking to find out what life on Earth is about. This means acquiring instruction and a spiritual discipline in order to discover what their destiny might be. (16th century woodcut).