Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Ultimate Litmus Test

If a person does not recognize one's own worth, how can he appreciate the worth of another? 
 - Rabbi Yaakov Yosef of Polnoye, author of Toldos Yaakov Yosef


stp said...

Through being 'jealous' that he wishes he could reach the level of his friend?

Devorah said...

L'havdil: as Whitney Houson sang: "Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all".

Shmuel said...

STP - The way I understood the aphorism is that people naturally have a higher sense of self worth than they do of their friends. Conversely, if a person has a low estimation of himself, he's never going to be able to really appreciate anyone else.

Devorah - "Chochma b'goyim ta'amin"