Way #12: Growth Through Teaching

Don't let your idea remain a hazy notion in your imagination. Transmit it to others and make it a reality.

Way #14: Written Instructions For Living

Torah is not an arcane text of the ancient world. It is the essence of Judaism, which is the essence of ourselves.

Way #15: Oral Instructions For Living

Judaism is not a reference work sitting on the shelf. It's to be lived and internalized.

Way #18: The Use of Physical Pleasure

The physical world is for our pleasure. Spiritual growth comes through elevating the mundane world.

Way #20: The Art of Conversation

People today are busier than ever, "conversation time" is diminishing. Is anyone out there listening?

Way #21: Laughter Is Serious Business

Laughter is a deeply spiritual emotion. Understand the dynamics of laughter and use it wisely.

Way #22: Conquer Frustration

It's a tough world and we have to be persistent. Accept the frustration as a challenge - and love it!

Way #23: The Good Heart

Be aware of your inner struggle between the two conflicting inclinations - to do the right thing, or to be selfish.

Way #24: Search For Wisdom

Wisdom makes the wheels of life spin forward. Pursue it.

Way #25: No Pain, No Gain

Pain is the price we pay for real, lasting pleasure.

Way #26: Know Your Place

Every person has a unique contribution to make in this world. Figure out your role in the grand scheme.

Way #28: Protect What Is Precious

A fence keeps a safe distance from danger. If you find a "hole" in your life, take precautions to avoid stumbling into errors.

Way #29: Subtle Traps of Arrogance

Distinguish between pride ("I'm better than others") and pleasure ("I'm fortunate").

Way #30: Be Loved By Others

The human desire to be loved is deep and natural. If you give warmth, you'll attract warmth.

Way #31: Seek The Ultimate Pleasure

Even with lots of money and power, no human being is truly satisfied without the transcendent dimension.

Way #33: Fulfill Your Obligations

Don't grumble about obligations. They actualize potential and are the basis of self esteem.

Way #35: Love Criticism

Criticism is not a personal attack, but a way to reach your Olympic-level potential.

Way #36: Handling Social Pressure

Don't spend your life trying to impress others. Be true to your own convictions.

Way #37: Never Be Bored

Don't take life for granted. Look for fresh insights. Reawaken the mystery.

Way #38: Responsible Decisions

Every conscious moment is another decision. The most important decision is "What am I living for?"

Way #39: Share The Burden

Sensitizing yourself to the pain of others will give you renewed awareness for living.

Way #40: Make Others Meritorious

We all recognize the need to take responsibility when someone is in physical danger. We're just as obligated when it's a spiritual danger.

Way #2: Listen Effectively

When the media hits you with another message, don't take it for granted. Analyze and question.

Way #3: Say It Out Loud

Articulate your beliefs out loud, and find out if you really believe what you say.

Way #5: The Power of Awe

In the face of the Grand Canyon or a hurricane, we feel exhilaratingly small. It's the power of awe.

Way #7: The True Charisma

Humility is not an inferiority complex. It's doing the right thing and not being dependent on the opinion of others.

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