Harmony of life

In the teachings of Judaism, one finds the following anecdote: If there are ten people and one will be someone who criticizes you no matter what you do.

This person will come to dislike you, and you will not learn to like him either.

Then, there will be two others who accept everything about you and whom you accept too, and you will become close friends with them.

The remaining seven people will be neither of these types.

Now, do you focus on the one person who dislikes you or the two who love you? Or would you focus on the crowd, other seven?

A person who is lacking harmony of life will see only the one person he dislikes and will make a judgment of the world from that.

Excerpt from “courage to be disliked.”