Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Misplaced Pride

A person may pride themselves in wearing an expensive clothing, but this clothing is not who the person is.

A person may pride themselves on driving an expensive car, but this car is also not who the person is.

Pride is misplaced when it is derived from something external to ourselves.

Pride cannot be bought at an exclusive boutique; it only comes from within.

Despite this, there are still people believing otherwise; believing that their shells are who they are.

8 Comments:

At March 8, 2006 at 7:52:00 AM EST, Anonymous Bob Miller said...

Shells as in k'lipot?

 
At March 8, 2006 at 8:49:00 AM EST, Blogger Mottel said...

very nice

 
At March 8, 2006 at 8:58:00 AM EST, Blogger almost_frei said...

I agree with you, but you have to look at both sides.

What about people who believe their insides are who they really and they just wear and act differnet way on the outside...

the ideal is echad b'lev....v'echad B'levush i guess

 
At March 8, 2006 at 9:07:00 AM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Bob Miller - Not necessarily.

Mottel: Thank you.

Almost_Frei: Perhaps the ideal is tocho k'baro.

 
At March 8, 2006 at 4:07:00 PM EST, Blogger Jewish Blogmeister said...

In the same vain what's on the outside can affect the inside. Which is why many yeshivos believe certain clothing is necessary the dark pants white shirt deal.

 
At March 8, 2006 at 8:01:00 PM EST, Anonymous A Yid said...

Even something from inside shouldn't make anyone to have pride (gaivo). Didn't it also come from Hashem? Moyshe Rabeynu was the greatest of all the neviim. He didn't have any pride from his lofty spiritual level.

 
At March 8, 2006 at 8:35:00 PM EST, Blogger The real me said...

Some times one takes pride in what he was able to buy, not just in the object that was bought.

 
At March 9, 2006 at 6:35:00 AM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Jewish Blogmeister: But what do the black pants symbolize?

A Yid: Good point

The Real Me: But the money that he purchased it with wasn't really from himself to begin with.

 

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