When you buy a car, you get an owner’s manual from the manufacturer. You are given the choice whether to read it or not. If you read it, you are given the choice to pay attention to what it says, or to ignore it. But what you find is that if you do read it and you apply the instructions inside, your car will run more smoothly, operate more safely, and will last longer.
Torah is the owner’s manual for human beings, given to us by our Manufacturer.