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. 

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,...

125 – I Used To Feel Like The Black Sheep

125 – I Used To Feel Like The Black Sheep

"I try to keep myself busy. I think my lowest moments are when I don’t have much going on. If I don't have many responsibilities I start to think a lot.  I used to feel like the black sheep of the family. My Dad is an engineer, my Mum works in medicine, and my brother...

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...

124 – Gaming Helped To Form Me As A Person – Malina

124 – Gaming Helped To Form Me As A Person – Malina

"My parents worked in banking. They are amazing and they tried so hard, but there were some days when they finished late and we stayed with a nanny. Every night we ate together. Even if they came home late, they would still cook a meal and we’d eat together before...

123 – The Alternative Is Living In Hell – Ovidiu

123 – The Alternative Is Living In Hell – Ovidiu

"I had a crisis recently. It’s like when you have overdue bills and everything comes all at once. I didn’t like how I was living my life, I didn’t like how I behaved, I didn’t like who I was and what I was doing. I was scared. I was anxious. I didn’t take charge. So I...

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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