We all start off as young children who need our characters to
be molded. We all have our natural areas of strengths and
areas that need fixing. Anyone who lets his character traits go
on automatic pilot will have many character failings. To have
faults is the normal human condition. That is why we were put
on this earth: to develop and grow.
Allow yourself to feel joy with every action you take to develop
your character. When you notice that you have a fault, be glad
that you recognized it. Whether you find it yourself or whether
someone else points it out to you, you can feel a sense of
appreciation that you are aware, for now you can correct it.
(From Rabbi Pliskin's "Happiness",p.60-1)
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