A little silver changes everything

There’s an old Jewish story about a rich man who went to see a rabbi because he couldn’t understand why he always felt so unhappy even though he was wealthy. The rabbi took him to a window and asked him what he could see. He said: ‘I see men, women, and children.’ Then the rabbi took him to a mirror and asked him what he saw. ‘I see myself,’ he replied. The rabbi nodded and said, ‘Behold, in the window there is a glass, and in the mirror there is a glass. But the glass of the mirror is covered with a little silver, and no sooner is the silver added than you cease to see others, and you see only yourself. Therein lies your misery.’
It reminds me of those wise words of Jesus. ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for real life and real living are not related to how rich you are.’

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