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Daily Lift #1077

Understanding Others is the Key to Anger

Frequently when we get angry with someone, we fail to realize that he sees the situation much differently than we do. Since he is acting in a manner he considers proper, we should not condemn him and become angry.

Always ask yourself, "How does this person perceive the situation?" You might still strongly disagree with him, but understanding his point of view will help calm you down.

The greater your understanding of someone else's perception of reality, the greater your ability to communicate with him effectively.

(Pele Yoaitz - Kaas; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness)

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