Human beings demonstrate similar character traits with the Australopithecus afarensis species because of their ability to conduct and engage in physical activities. As apes, understanding the different needs of individuals enables one to draw the similarities and differences between one species and the other. As Australopithecus afarensis, we believe that modern humans possess similar traits like us, which make us to look the same. Given the fact that human beings believe in their innovation and ability to change the world, there is a need to understand the different aspects of nature that determine the outcomes of events in the world today. As the Australopithecus afarensis species, we are one of the earliest forms of human life that are believed to have existed between 3.85 and 2.95 years ago. There are several similarities and differences between the Australopithecus and modern humans which establishes an understanding of the focus points highlighted by scholars in regards to their studies.
Just like chimpanzees, Australopithecus afarensis offspring grew rapidly in an attempt that aimed at concealing the generational gap between the subsequent species. At this period, our offspring appears to grow faster than those of the modern humans who appear to take more time to transition between stages in life. The shorter duration of growth influenced the identity of Australopithecus afarensis perspectives towards life (Skinner et al., 2015). In our natural habitat, we demonstrate certain tendencies that correspond to the expectations of individuals and their ability to overcome problems that occur in their immediate environment. Therefore, it is imperative to note that the differences between the Au and human beings is based on the generational gaps between their offspring.
Having a lesser time than the modern humans hindered us from socializing with our children and exposing them to an enabling environment where we could realize their potential. Promoting this understanding enables scholars to plot the differences and augment the similarities that improve their understanding of each species. Parental guidance is an important activity that must be executed during the growth and development of the young adults because of its ability to shape their perspectives towards life. Unlike us, modern human beings oversee the growth and development of their children and guide them through the childhood process before achieving full growth and entry into their adult life.
In an exciting twist of events, our species displayed both ape and human tendencies that distracted scholars from identifying the differences between the two species. Specifically, we had an apelike face projection that was defined by a flat nose and a lower jaw. Similarly, the brain capacity of the Australopithecus afarensis ranged between 400 and 500 cubic centimeters, which is a third of the human brain (Glowacka, Kimbel, & Johanson, 2017). Just like human beings, we could easily climb trees using our strong arms and curved fingers that provided the much-needed grip to perform different activities. On the same note, as the Australopithecus afarensis species, we possessed a set of canine-like teeth, which enabled them to eat meat just like our human counterparts. For this reason, it is important to note the similarities and differences, which define our perspectives towards life.
As argued in the article, the focus points of studies conducted by various scholars can be observed from the rising similarities and differences between Australopithecus afarensis and modern human. With the understanding of the existing variations and similarities, scholars can easily focus on the strength of each species especially in consideration of their origins and history. Understanding the different outcomes of events in the contemporary world allows individuals to observe their overwhelming similarities between the two species. From this observation, there is a need to identify the possible interactions between the modern human and the Australopithecus afarensis species.