Strength of character

Ok, these are my further reflections on control of you, through your emotions.

Anger is a powerful feeling, and it can control you, if you are not careful.

If you are controlled by your anger, then those who control your anger controls you.

Fear is a powerful motivator as well. The same goes with honor and money.

If people want to control you, they have options to do that, through your needs and emotions.

But, there is a defense against this, and that is your character. The strength of your convictions and virtues. If you are 100% focused of the task at hand, and are not swayed by what other people may think, you can do what is to your OWN good.

Take money. Money corrupts, but you do need money to survive. Right now, I have almost no money, because of the mini pogrom I have been through. So the lure of money is pretty obvious. But if I were bought, then my integrity would be at question, and then I would not be able to be a part of the international discussion. So, I have to be cool about the money need I have, and make do with what I have. Dont get me wrong, I would love to make money on what I do. But it has to be legitimate sources of income.

If I am payed by the European Union to make a reflection on how the European Union may work better, and it is open and goes through the proper channels. Then that is fine, that is a good job.

But if I am payed to work with a specific partner in the world, that is bribery.

The same goes for the conflict in Gaza. There is nothing wrong in the fight itself, but we need to be absolutely clear about our motivation.

So, we need to think about what we want to accomplish, and be straight about that, to get to our objectives.

G-d bless the clear head, we have to have in this conflict, and may we reach out true objectives, and may we find solace after this war.

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