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Daily Lift #1098

Curiosity and Peace Of Mind

Some people lack peace of mind because of their curiosity. Any piece of news they think they are missing makes them feel restless.

Some feel this so strongly that whenever they see two people talking, they feel frustrated until they find out what has been said. Usually, the information gained is irrelevant and inconsequential.

Even worse, such curiosity will lead to a person's eavesdropping and hearing information that would be preferable not to hear.

Today, when someone starts telling you a "juicy bit of news," excuse yourself politely and forgo the information.

(see Pele Yo'aitz - shmiah; Gateway to Happiness, pp.78-9)

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