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Take It Personally

"Eizehu gibor? Hakoveish es yitzro". Who is strong? One who conquers HIS [evil] inclination. The Koznitzer Maggid pointed out that it doesn't say "One who conquers THE inclination" but rather "HIS inclination". Everybody has his or her own personal battles. Mine are not yours and yours are not mine. What comes easily to you is virtually impossible for me and what I do effortlessly might require superhuman effort on your part.

Moral: Don't compare yourself to anyone. Each person has his own difficulties, obstacles, trials and tribulations. Don't be quick to criticize the failings of others and don't get down on yourself when others seem more successful.

Every man is a world unto himself.

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  • I'm Rabbi Ally Ehrman
  • From Old City Jerusalem, Israel
  • I am a Rebbe in Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh.
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