The lack of intellectual development has caused the loss of ethics and morality. People have turned utterly self-centred in their lives life today is all take, take and take. In the previous generations, it was give, give and give. According to author Victor Hugo, life is to give, not to take.
People are least aware of what they receive in life, with no thought of repayment. Do you realise that the day you were born you were provided with oxygen, mother’s milk, the right temperature and pressure in your body, the right temperature and pressure in your environment, a million more things all for your survival. Throughout your lifetime the world has provided you with food, water and endless gifts. But human selfishness is so intense that none seem to be even aware, much less grateful, to the benevolence lavished on humanity. Prophet Mohammed makes a striking observation: He is best among human beings who is best at repaying.
This is an extract from the author’s book The Fall of the Human Intellect
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