A Few Words of Wisdom
“Wenn du nicht will was man dir tut dann fugs auch keinem anderen zu”
you do not want what is done to you, do not do it to others)
No one wants others to dominate their lives; to take away their freedom, their will to rule their own being. That is one of the reasons why no one wants to be incarcerated. The employees of the jails do not care about the lives of prisoners. They enforce their will, their directions, their feelings, opinions, their anger upon the helpless ones. They are like sadistic, angry parents who punish their children.
infants demand and exhibit their feelings.
They cry or scream when they want something and continue until they find
adults, we cannot become someone else and carry out their wishes, have their
outlook or personality.
Jews we learn from our parents, their faith, their religious views, and more. We
take from them that which is comfortable for us as individuals and adjust in our
own unique fashion. We do not
suddenly become someone else. We
are ourselves, whoever we are.
is precious for all adults and we want to be our own individuals, not be
dominated by outsiders who do not understand nor care about us as self directed
human beings. As adults, we shy
away from folk who want to change us, take on their beliefs, their ideas, their
demands. Our personality is ours,
just as our appearance belongs to us. As normal human beings, we shy away from
domineering people who attempt to push their demands and personalities on us.
Our personalities, like our tastes, are our own.
Those who are against us must remember we will not change any more than
we can be seventeen years old again when we have reached our seventieth
birthday. We must appreciate who we are, regardless of our age.
As the years pass, we learn much more than we did at a much earlier age.
We have experienced more, met more people, and lived through more
situations than we did in our early youth.
We have adjusted in our own way to new and changing experiences
We have become wiser, sometimes through our earlier mistakes, and have
altered our thoughts and actions accordingly; our knowledge has grown, as have
our years. We have brought with us
the old and the new and have expanded our insight.
We have adapted to the changes that have taken place with the years of
our lives. We must remember that
hatred toward us, as Jewish people, has not changed, and that we have often been
the scapegoats in situations that are irrational.
We cannot change those who hate us with a passion! They have often been
trained from infancy that we are their enemies and deserve to be annihilated.
They are convinced that we do not deserve to live! We must not agree with
the anti-semites, our enemies, or attempt to please them!
This we must remember! Do
not delude yourself and believe the propaganda of our enemies!!
As the old proverb states: “This
above all: to thine own self be true, and
it follows as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”