Human Software is a book of poems, complemented with witty commentary and beautiful art. The poetry reflects how information is delivered, processed, and received throughout a lifetime. It takes the reader through a gutsy exploration of American psychology, history, art, science, religion, nature, current affairs, gender studies, and cultural/social studies. Additionally, the beautiful, unfiltered art drives home the raw feelings and emotions being explored throughout the book.
The increasing social disturbances in America since 2016 motivated Jacob Stephens to combine his skills teaching civics with his love of writing poetry in the hopes of bettering his family and humanity. The urgency to replace toxic ideologies and indoctrination with love, tolerance, and scientific discovery motivates this poetry. Changing the hearts and minds of his family, friends, and humanity, so we can have a more peaceful and equitably prosperous future, is Stephens's greatest passion. As evidenced by human history and the author's own experiences, writing and art has the capacity to change the world. All it needs is for good people to lift it up and shout it out.