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. 

136 – We Thought We Were Soulmates – Gabriel

136 – We Thought We Were Soulmates – Gabriel

"I’m 19. My girlfriend and I broke up six months ago and it hit me really hard. We were together for a year and a half. It might sound really cringey, but both of us felt like we were soulmates. We had a lot of things in common and we’d made lots of plans for the...

133 – I’m Trying To Connect The Dots – Nicoleta

133 – I’m Trying To Connect The Dots – Nicoleta

"I’m Moldovan and I moved to Slovenia with my parents when I was seven. They did a great job at helping me assimilate, but when you move to another country as a child you're never totally accepted. You're always a little different and it can feel like you're left out....

135 – At Decisive Moments I Let My Heart Choose – Stana

135 – At Decisive Moments I Let My Heart Choose – Stana

"I used to work as a translator/interpreter. I worked for the American Embassy for some time and the Australian Trade Commission, too. In the 90s all embassies shut down here in Belgrade. I remember the day before the bombing began and my acquaintances at the...

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...

134 – I Don’t Want To Be Seen As Vulnerable – Maja

134 – I Don’t Want To Be Seen As Vulnerable – Maja

"I find it really difficult to invite people to hang out with me. I don’t want to intrude their life. I always feel like I’m a bit of a burden to people and I wonder if they’d be entertained enough if they spent time with me.  I’m a very anxious person, especially...

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...

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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