Whether others praise or insult you, the goal to strive for is that both should be equal in your eyes.
This is such a lofty ideal that most people will consider it impossible. But the more we are aware that there is no practical difference between praise and insults, and that we have intrinsic worth regardless of what others say, the less praise and insults will affect us.
(Chovot Halevavot 5:5; Rabbi Pliskin's "Gateway to Happiness," p.284)
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Rabbi Zelig Pliskin is the author of 25 books with his specialty in mastering happiness and other positive inner resources.
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