A popular notion in the secular world is that people are just like animals. Animals live and breathe; we live and breathe. Animals walk on four legs; we walk on two. What’s the big difference?
The Torah tells us that the difference is staggering. It’s true that humans have an animalistic side, but we also have nishomas. By nurturing the nishoma, we can reach limitless spiritual heights. That’s something no animal can do.
The nishoma requires specific nourishment for its growth: Torah. Learning Torah beats back the animalistic desires and propels the nishoma forward. It takes discipline, but the pay-off is enormous.
By reminding you of just how much you stand to gain, this Shmuz will not only motivate you to learn, it’ll help you enjoy learning.