Thursday, May 2, 2013

48 Ways: #26 - Know your place


Pirkei Avot 6:5 teaches that Torah is acquired in 48 ways, which it lists for us. The twenty-sixth of the 48 is hamakir et mekomo,knowing one's place.

Knowing one's place, to my mind, involves two elements: Not overestimating one's self, and Not underestimating one's self. Obviously, one who thinks he knows more than he does is apt to take the words of others less seriously. Further, though, one who does not recognize his own standing will fail to live up to his potential.

Have a great day,

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