awesome ultimate expert hen (mdyesowitch) wrote,
awesome ultimate expert hen
mdyesowitch

The Talmud implies (I actually think it states, but as I can't remember where, lets just go with "implies") that the Big Doer of Things deliberately shows you things as a time and place to help you learn. For instance, he puts your around obnoxious people who intensify your traits so you can see and correct yourself.
My belief in this idea gets me into more trouble.

For example, the other week I was listening to a story about a coworker and a former manager. The former manager was telling the story about how one day he was talking to coworker and coworker interrupted him to tell the manager that the manager wasn't listening. Coworker added that it was a scary moment, but necessary because he was trying to communicate and because manager was listening only himself, coworker couldn't talk to him. Manager was telling me what a valuable and useful lesson that was for him.
That afternoon da boss hands me a manager performance evaluation. So I'm pretty completely honest because otherwise why would I have heard this story.

Today I get my Chofetz Chaim mail discussing how to avoid being two-faced. (CC was a guy who was famous for indulging only in correct speech, and he has many books on the subject of not slandering people, and not insulting them, and stuf. As you know, Constant Reader, I need a lot of help in that regard, so I'm on a daily list that feeds me good conduct advice.)...
I have go to to my meeting, but the manager isn't there yet because he's talking outside my office, but I should still finish this later.
-m
Tags: religion, thoughts, work
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