Nador - We do what we publicly denounce. We criticize what we believe. We defend what we doubt. And we teach what we hate. The humane principles and values we have been taught seem illusory in contemporary life.
Nador – We do what we publicly denounce. We criticize what we believe. We defend what we doubt. And we teach what we hate. The humane principles and values we have been taught seem illusory in contemporary life.
Philosophy admits that the human being is a very complex creature. The intricacy of this tiny creature goes far beyond the simplistic personal traits they possess. Marxist creed deems that the human history is a history of correcting human mistakes, which, henceforth, implies that people are born to make errors and devote their lives to correcting them, all the while making new ones.
The complexity of our character is a benchmark that identifies our overall personal beliefs and behaviors. Teachers look untrained, doctors impolite, drivers disrespectful, politicians hypocritical, employees unpunctual, beggars mischievous, students irresponsible…etc.
In a stark confrontation between claims and deeds, we do not practice what we endorse in public as the principles upon which our existence and mission are founded. We all damn the late arrival of someone we have an appointment with or a civil servant being late to his office, while we ourselves often arrive late to our homes, schools, or workplaces.
We ask people for the truth, but we lie almost as often as we inhale. We say our little white lies are excusable, and that they harm nobody. We teach our kids that liars go to hell, but we tell unwanted callers that we are asleep.
We sleep in train compartments at night, depriving passengers of seats, yet we curse and denounce the lack of seats if we are standing in a crammed line.
We become more severe, authoritative, and corrupt as we acquire more education and receive advanced academic certificates. We tend to forget the first steps in our career and the ones who stood by our side for success. We demean people who ask us for help.
We teach students and children respect and politeness, but our behavior becomes harsher the first day we get a position of authority and an air-conditioned office. We watch in private what we condemn in front of our family and friends. We become less generous as we acquire greater fortune.
We commit crimes and sins, then we raise our right hand and swear before the public that we were not involved in them, and cry for our lost innocence. We accuse people of things we are not certain of and dread being accused of things we have indeed done.
Yet, we all believe we will be forgiven and sent to heaven, for the mercy of Allah is greatest.
The paradox in our character is inexplicable. How do we think? Who controls our deeds? Why do we think in white and behave in black? Shouldn’t we be more reasonable if we pretend to be able to distinguish the good from the bad?
Freud states that we are composed of three forces: two, the id and super-ego, are in constant conflict while the third, the ego, reconciles them to maintain the cohesion of personality. However, Freud did not account for the weird enmity between the mind and our actions, at least for us Moroccans.
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