To say that humans are anything special from the other countless lifeforms (and even non-lifeforms) on this planet is neglecting reality.
There is only one thing that "distinguishes" ourselves from other life.
(As an aside, I use "distinguish" to remove the hierarchy; every species of animal has something that humans can't do.)
We have the greatest developed consciousness on the face of the Earth. Consciousness itself means that we have knowledge of what we are doing, but it is interesting how most people live their lives unconsciously being jerked around by every whim despite having the greatest awareness.
Be true to your humanity and strive to develop your awareness at all times.