Living in today’s metropolitan world of cell phones, laptops, and other high-tech devices is not only hectic but also very impersonal. We earn money and then we invest our time and effort to earn more money. Ends? Usually not because we are never satisfied. How many times have we convinced ourselves that if we had a little more money, life would be so sweet? But then, after receiving a sizable raise, we realize that it was not enough and that we need more.
What should you do?
I have read many books on life as Robin Sharma’s monk says this and the monk says that, and they all seem to be saying that money is not needed. But it is. Can you do without money and a lot of money? I know I can’t do it.
So, I went to the neighborhood rabbi and asked him for advice to help me find my true path in life.
The rabbi nodded and led me to the window. “Do you see?” he asked me.
I replied immediately: “I see people walking from one side to another and a blind man begs for alms in the left corner.”
The rabbi nodded and led me to a large mirror. “Now look and tell me what you see?”
“I can see myself,” I replied.
The rabbi smiled. “Now you can’t see anyone else. The mirror and the window are made from the same raw material: glass, but because a thin layer of silver has been applied to one of them, when you look at it, all you can see It’s yours. reflection. ”
The rabbi put his arm around my shoulders. Compare yourself to those two pieces of glass. Without the silver cape, you saw other people and felt compassion for them. When it is covered in silver, it only sees itself. ”
I looked at the rabbi and looked at him. “I do not understand.”
The rabbi continued. “You will only become someone if you have the courage to remove the silver covering from your eyes to see and love others again.” He patted me on the back and fired me.
I thought about what he said and came to the conclusion that he was right. Yes. We need money and we should not aspire to lead a moneyless existence; it is useless and will only cause us and our families much heartache in the future.
Instead, I suggest following the advice the rabbi gave me. When we approach life through a silver covering, all we can see is ourselves. But throw away that cap and you can see and hear everyone else.
In life, we are allowed and should be able to look at both types of mirrors, but we must remember that a mirror only reflects us; A window is the door to compassion, health, and true wealth. In other words, seek wealth by all means, but don’t let it dissuade you from life, people, children, and the poor and needy.