I decided to address you as such because it takes a great
mind and a great personality not to get tired of my endless weekly writings. I
am glad to share my thoughts and view with you today. I pray that it will be a
great week for us this new week.
It is a known truth that lazy people are usually referred to
the ant to consider its ways. How the ants gather during the dry season and
remains in the hole throughout the raining season. However, there is a
difference between animal instinct and human reasoning.
Animal instinct, as I define it, is the response of animals
to things happening around them. From what we have learnt from childhood,
animals do not have the opportunity of reasoning things like men do. Animals
have their way of understanding the weather and scamper for safety among others
traits. Animals know how to detect danger, know when to attack and when to flee.
Human reasoning is that part of man that distinguishes him
from other animals. Although, man has been described as a social animal,
political animal and also as higher animal. I do not like the word animal for
man. Human reasoning sets man apart, he has a thinking faculty, he has
conscience, he can reason, he can imagine, he can decipher, he can express
himself among other features that other animals do not possess.
I hinge today’s discuss on two basic things:
one, why should man look to an animal to take examples. Do
we keep saying nature is wrong and we do things that are of no benefit to
mankind? Man should think better and do things right than other animals. There
are specific acts of man that it is obvious that they got it from animals which
is obvious from the naming. All of these are from our reasoning but we should
look better. Nature has done it right by making man to work upright as such, he
should do things rightly. We have picked wrong lessons from feeding our minds
with illicit books, films and experiments. I will say it expressly: "I
have the right to do anything," you say--but not everything is beneficial.
"I have the right to do anything"--but not everything is constructive.
I Cor 10:23, NIV.
Two, why is it that man expresses themselves in cruel ways
through killing of one another, fighting one another. It will be described as
an act of cruelty but it also means that man is making himself lower. Man is
supposed to be of better moral conduct to other men, animals and in fact,
nature. Our reasoning allows us to do constructive things but we like to dwell
more on the destructive things. Why do we delight in being wicked?
We have a choice to do things right by reasoning as men or keep
our morals lower than that of animals.
As for me, I will do my best to be a man that reasons and reasons
Have a nice week ahead.