SELF SACRIFICE AS A KEY TO A BETTER SOCIETY-COMR. BISIRIYU NURUDEEN BANKOLE
The self is the reasonably distinctive individual uniqueness. This is the essential qualities that define a person which is in turn referred to as the “I” in an individual.
Education is to build the “self” in individuals. That, is why it becomes imperative for all learners to be concerned ultimately with activities that build up a unique being.
However, it is equally imperative to note that such activities include contemplation, reading, making viable decisions, establishing prudent inter-relationship with reasonable people, consideration of alternatives, respecting choices, differences and decisions of others while not forgetting to recognize “oneself” among others.
Aristotle confirmed that ‘actions of every individual man are rooted in their habits,’ and that ‘habits are offshoots of perpetual doings of humans.’ Hence, to build the self requires some level of steadfastness and doggedness.
An Individual has the freewill to decide for him/herself, and as such, the individual is responsible for his/her actions. Anyone who cares about reputation must always try to perform good, correct and right actions.
The existentialists would argue that, learners must concern themselves with the efficaciousness of truth and the discovery of existing in the world.
This has to be practiced in each instant, and the goal of which is to transform the whole of the individual’s life.
This is primarily emphasizing the primacy of truth-telling. For if every individual chooses to be truthful at all times, truthfulness therefore become a tool for sincerity, and sincerity will in turn be considered as one of the factors that make a good society –thus, we can be proud someday the world will become a better place to live for all.