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Chapter 5


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Community

I consider myself a balanced and rational person, but when I have to sit and talk to a self righteous individual then it gets me agitated. I mean who do they think they are, walking around with a condescending attitude to me?

Home

My brother married someone who is really not our family's style, EVERYONE Agrees, and we've kind of alienated her (not too bad). This is normal and understandable behavior, right?

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The Triggerer

When I see that fellow in shul he poshut gets on my nerves, his Hashkofos trigger this deep frustration and anger within me. Whose problem is it?

Absolutes

How often can one find an argument that one is absolutely wrong and the other absolutely right?

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Chapter 7


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Crisis Unity

Why do we become so united during crisis and then it falls apart soon after?

Ignorance is Bliss

Does true unity only exist by the simple and unsophisticated?

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Big Picture

What does it mean to be a "big picture" thinker according to Chassidus?

Ego in Idealism

Is there a downside in unadulterated idealism?

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Chapter 9


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Brothers who Hate

Some times the biggest interpersonal issues are with those closest to us. How do we like the people we love?

Stop Projecting

What does chassidus say about projecting my own issues onto others?

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Friends

What role do friends play in our lives and how open should we be with each other?

Venting

Does Chassidus approve of venting sessions?

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Fargin

Why do so many find the need to focus on the faults of the other?

Healthy Critique

Is there a healthy way to offer critique?

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Chapter 12


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Meditation

What does meditating look like through the eyes of Chassidus?

Infinite Joy

How can thinking about Hashem's awesomeness lead to true joy?

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Chapter 13


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Sinful Service

I am completely dedicated to Hashem and to Yiddishkeit. Can my Avodah be considered "sinful"?

Relative Truth

"Truth" seems to be the one absolute out there. Or is it? Are there multiple truths?

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Chapter 14


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Egotistical Humility

I always thought humility is the exact opposite of ego; so how is it that I feel proud of being humble?

Irrational Envy

While hate can be irrational, envy seems to be sourced in legitimate feelings of inadequacy. Or is it?

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Chapter 15


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Good Jealousy

Is there room for any jealousy in Avodas Hashem, and if yes, then how do I know which one I have?

My Simple Friend

Could there be an ulterior motive for hanging around simple people?