Notre Dame sophomore, Jon Buttac, writes on choosing virtue over instinct.
Controling animalistic instincts.
in the words of Aristotle, "Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all..."
...Happiness is ultimately found in virtue...
...Let's not be deceived: in no way is the "dog," your average college student, under control ... We tend to be enslaved to our passions. We need to choose to behave rightly, but we are not yet completely able to do this on our own. To succeed in choosing virtue, we need, in part, to be disciplined and trained in virtue externally, in addition to internal conversion.