joined at the hip

Whenever you catch yourself looking at someone and thinking "Thank God I don't have that problem," or "Thank God I didn't have to go through that," you're missing the point. All of Bnei Yisrael are connected one to another. Their pain and suffering, is your pain and suffering.

This is something that, at least for me, takes a lifetime to master in a manner that is productive. If this thought causes you overwhelming depression, you aren't thinking about it in the right way. It is important to remember that along with this terrible burden comes a wonderful reward: All of their success and happiness, is your success and happiness. 

As long as we look at someone else and feel a comfortable disconnect, we are hiding from ourselves.


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