Sep 5, 2020
Happy Warriors are not tennis balls floating down the gutter of life. We embrace the struggle and we renounce relaxation. And, above all, we make ourselves happy. Always. Your rabbi explains why you can learn tennis or race car driving and cooking or statistics regardless of your financial status or your friendships. Can you really be a respected philosopher and at the same time a repugnant individual? Why it matters that of the 20 greatest philosophers of history, 15 of them never raised children. Can you be a spreadsheet wizard and a crook, or a highly paid family and marriage counselor and a loathsome spouse? Realize that your identity is based, not on what you know but on who you are, and who you are depends on your beliefs and values. The 3 areas in which you involuntarily reveal what sort of person you really are. Want to learn celestial navigation or how to make a quilt? Easy. Your teacher won’t ask you any questions about your life. But if you want help in one of these, Finances, Friendships, Faith, Family or Fitness, a good teacher will want to know much about your status in the other four. Your rabbi explains just why that is and how it works and in this episode, there is no massaging you with warm butter. Only the truth. The timeless truths of ancient Jewish wisdom.