Thursday, November 06, 2008

Feeling like doing something selfish and rotten but forcing yourself to do something altruistic and noble isn't called hypocrisy; it's called being a healthy, normal, decent human being.
-Article by Shais Taub
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My friend Rivky's great uncle-Menachem ben Rivka-is on life support.
You know what to do.

8 comments:

rutimizrachi said...

Beautiful. Correct. Moral and dignified. I have excellent taste in friends.

The Babysitter said...

wow, I loved that article, thanks so much for sharing it.

I so needed to hear that.

the sabra said...

"Humanity is not damned for being human."

Babysitter: I'm so happy, thanks for telling me! It's quite the concept, eh? (Tanya.Is.Life.Saving.)

MumInTheMidEast: I don't blush but yknow.. (Same.Tanya.Sentence.As.Above.)

Rachel: Hi. (We.Will.Rock.In.Tanya.)

Shorty said...

In other words - humans are entitled to a choice.

Deciding on that non selfish thing is pretty good, but then you also get to choose whether you will learn and grow and be closer to Hashem, or whether you will do the non selfish act and be grumpy about it...

Sooo...is choosing the apple over the chocolate bar...noble?

הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

'Shais Taub'- Wisconsin representin! : )

Rachel said...

(Sabra: re-your comment: woot! woot! woot! (that's supposed to be a heavy manly football-like cheer) )

the sabra said...

Took me a sec to realize what comment we were talkin about.

Am I cool or am I cool for "commenting" to you before you wrote anything? lolll

the sabra said...

Shorty, I apologize. I just saw now that I never answered. Shall we discuss?