Answer: Animals behave as nature dictates them to behave. They do not make mistakes because since they are guided by nature, they act according to a schedule, dictating when to run away, when to approach, to breed at such and such a time of the year, to sleep at such and such a time of the year, etc. But humans are not. We are above nature, above the animate level. And this is our problem.
Question: Aren’t we humans driven by instincts?
Answer: The fact is that we are governed by egoism, and it is so big that we are ready to act even to our own detriment, indulging our ego. A person does a lot of harm to himself only to rise above others. Tell an animal that it must rise above others and suffer because of it, it will not agree.
Question: So a person is ready to suffer and even harm himself so that later, in the future, he would enjoy a little?
Answer: Yes, for illusory purposes.
From KabTV’s “Communication Skills” 9/25/20