Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mussar: iThink - Lose the Fight, But Win a Friend

Rav Binyamin Hutt

When the car to the right signals in attempt to pass, there are two different types of reactions: Quickly speed up as to not jeopardize 'the lead,' or graciously slow down, easing the transition for your fellow driver.  Ostensibly, the same person who can yield to another vehicle can usually yield to another's view or opinion too.  Although it is not an easy stance to take, it is not a weak stance to take either.  It requires maturity and strength to abnegate to someone else.  What a delight to be in the company of those who wisely allow others to be heard, and are open to hearing an opinion other than their own?!  Additionally, the long-term effects include becoming a more pleasant person to be around and becoming better equipped to succeed in relationships.  Therefore the recommended strategy is to lose the fight, but win a friend.

No comments:

Post a Comment