Monday, June 1, 2015

Mussar: iThink - Simplicity Is Bliss (Avos 2:8)

Rav Binyamin Hutt

Who doesn't want a higher quality of life?  A nicer car, a vacation home, more jewelry.  A fancy gold watch might add a little flare to your wardrobe, but it is an expensive price to pay for the ongoing concern of its damage or loss.  Perhaps the second mortgage, home insurance, and maintenance issues impinge upon your enjoyment of your vacation villa.  With more wealth comes more worry; yet with more simplicity comes more serenity.  Living modestly without riches, is the secret element to enrich our lives.  It is hardly a loftier level to have so many investments, that there aren't enough nights to stay up agonizing about each one.  Simplicity is bliss.  While the allure of a life of luxury can hardly be resisted, everything comes with a price – which sometimes even the wealthiest cannot afford.

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