In order to answer the following poll question, we’d best define what we mean by “the human condition.” Wikipedia provides a decent definition, which should work well enough for our purposes:

The human condition encompasses the experiences of being human in a social, cultural, and personal context. It can be described as the irreducible part of humanity that is inherent and not connected to gender, race, class, etc. — our search for purpose, sense of curiosity, the inevitability of isolation, fear of death, etc. The “human condition” is especially studied through the set of disciplines and sub-fields that make up the humanities. The study of history, philosophy, literature, and the arts all help us understand the nature of the human condition and the broader cultural and social arrangements that make up our lives.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_condition

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