My point is that we are more than we appear to be and the soul/Nepesh a lower part of our being.
Php 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
We can tune either to this higher part or lower part of ourselves.
If mankind has an animal soul just as animals do, we also have a choice to operate from not only that position but also from a higher one as Paul points out in the verse quoted above.
When we were cast out of the garden we were given coats of skins (plural).
Peal one off and there is something deeper underneath.
Some people live their entire lives for no other purpose than making money, eating, drinking, mating, procreating. Just to produce another generation that does the same things.
What would be the point of that? It has always seemed odd to me.