My Diamond-Studded Mirror
After relating a conversation that I had with another man in shul on Shabbos, my wife alerted me to the fact that it seemed that my friendship with this person was centered around our shared dislike of a certain thing. She further pointed out that a friendship based upon shared negative opinions was certainly not a healthy friendship and that I might want to reevaluate how I proceeded in the future.
Hearing the wisdom in her words, I immediately acknowledged the validity of her observation, and plan to act on her advice. Rabbi Lazer Brody compares a wife to a diamond-studded mirror that reflects the condition of ones neshoma.
I am not so foolhearted as to ignore this.