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Daily Lift #201

Emotional Understanding

In your dealings with other people, do not relate to them only with cold logic. Rather take their emotions and individual personalities into consideration.

These few words can take a lifetime to master. Speaking logically is generally straight and simple. But understanding the unique personalities and emotions of human beings is much more complex.

As a practical tool, focus on those who interact with you in an understanding, caring way. Learn from them.

(see Rabbi Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler - Michtav MaiEliyahu, vol.4, pp. 244-5)

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