Not Feeling Slighted

by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

A self-aware public figure once said, “When I enter a room and people stand up for me, it hurts me. But it hurts even more when they don’t stand up.”

Some people might think that they are not honor-seekers because they feel embarrassed when someone tries to honor them. A more accurate criteria is how they feel when others do not show them honor and respect.

A person who has overcome his demand for honor will not feel hurt when others do not honor him.

(Rabbi Pliskin’s “Gateway to Happiness,” p.281)

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