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Daily Lift #665

Make Room for Others

An arrogant person demands that others behave in the manner he wishes. This frequently causes resentment, especially if others perceive his demands as arbitrary and unreasonable.

A person with humility gets along well with others because he is flexible and considerate of others. He will not push people around just for the sake of feeling power and authority. Being with him is a pleasurable experience.

(Chovot HaLevovot 6:10; Mesilat Yesharim ch.22; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.138)

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