How To Be Human

Tackling the 7.6 billion person question. One conversation at a time.

About the project

Some time in the last century, you were thrust into this human experience. Without instructions, without a choice of where, when and with whom you entered the world, you simply arrived and have had to try and make sense of it.

This project is a glimpse into the lives of other humans. We will only see the world through one set of eyes, but through real conversation we can experience a thousand lives.

Conversations over coffee

I’m on a mission to have coffee with 500 strangers from around the world. 📍Currently in Serbia. 

132 – That Was My Last Attempt At Being In Control – Sanja

132 – That Was My Last Attempt At Being In Control – Sanja

"I’m crippled by the fact that we are all going to die. That really hit me hard when my grandfather died a few years ago. It was possibly the lowest point of my life. I really loved him. It got me thinking a lot about death and how our lives are actually really short...

129 – I Thought My OCD Was A Skill – Olga

129 – I Thought My OCD Was A Skill – Olga

"I developed OCD from a very early age. I used to count things a lot. I had to make everything divisible by five or twenty five. It began before I even started pre-school. I’d be calculating my steps, I’d be counting the slabs of pavement I pass on the street, I’d...

131 – I Sometimes Sing To My Patients – Ana

131 – I Sometimes Sing To My Patients – Ana

"I started working as a nurse about a year ago and it wasn’t exactly how I thought it would be. When you’re a young nurse you don’t have much experience yet, and yet you care a lot! In the beginning there were many times I couldn’t sleep at night. I'd finish a twelve...

128 – I Can’t Totally Engage With People – Iulian

128 – I Can’t Totally Engage With People – Iulian

"I struggle to get on well with people. I’m not nice at all. Most of the time I ask people really undesirable questions. I usually ask things that are really extreme and basically on the verge of what’s acceptable. But, this is just to test the limit. Maybe it's mean,...

130 – There’s No Prescription For Life- Marko

130 – There’s No Prescription For Life- Marko

“Most people don’t know what they want so they choose something they’re told they should want. For me, I’m still trying to figure out what the right thing to do is. But I think everyone does that until they die. You never know exactly how to live because it’s not...

127 – I Didn’t Want To Miss Out On Anything – Nikola

127 – I Didn’t Want To Miss Out On Anything – Nikola

"I was really introverted growing up. I liked talking to people but I felt as though nobody wanted to talk with me. In 7th grade most kids started going out drinking and smoking, but I would sit at home with a few friends playing YuGiOh cards and drinking Coke. At...

The Podcast

Conversations with humans

Ep 19 – Learning To Love Myself – Nika Erčulj

Ep 19 – Learning To Love Myself – Nika Erčulj

My recovery journey started about 5 years ago, when I was kinda thrown into therapy. When people ask me what my diagnosis was, I never know how to answer. At the beginning I really wanted that word, and I think a lot of people do when…

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