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Daily Lift #615

Anger Is Often Premature

There are many situations in life that at first seem as if they are bad for us, but eventually we look back and see how we benefited from what happened. A basic Torah principle is that everything that happens is ultimately for our good (Talmud - Brachot 60b).

Since you would not get angry at someone who helped you, do not get angry at others who "harmed you" -- as it is premature to make a judgment that this person has actually harmed you in the long run.

(Erech Apayim, p.93; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.202)

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