'Being' can be used as a noun to refer to a person’s existence or essence. It is often used to refer to a person’s conscious existence, to a person’s self or consciousness, or in a reference to a supernatural presence. It can also be used to refer to a living creature in general, as in the phrase 'all living beings.'
It can be used to refer to both human and non-human creatures, as long as the creature is alive. It can also be used to refer to a person’s existence in a spiritual, metaphysical, or supernatural sense, as in the phrase 'higher beings.'
1. I was in awe of the sheer existence of the higher being.
2. All living beings should be treated with respect and compassion.
3. As a human being, I know that I have a duty to do my best to make this world a better place.
When using 'being' to refer to a person’s existence or essence, avoid using the phrase 'the being' as this can imply the person is in some way inferior or subservient.