If someone wronged you or quarreled with you in the past, try to change that dynamic in the present. Right now -- can you do acts of kindness for him? Can you gain from his wisdom or experience? Can you have a worthwhile relationship?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then disregard your past experiences, and deal with this person in the present.
(Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.146)
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