I think it’s pretty obvious that if you don’t keep growing, you lose it. This refers to all parts of life, I think.
I think a lot of things are obvious that obviously aren’t to most people. Obviously, or they’d be doing the things I think are…
Okay you get what I’m saying, right?
But why is it that so many people are satisfied with staying in place? Treading water?
Why is it that they think it’s imperative to advance in all kinds of ways except for their emotional and spiritual well-being? Is it because they’re too busy advancing in their professional worlds?
Is it that they think things are good enough?
It seems that they just don’t care enough to even care.
And if that’s so, how do we get them to care?
The reality is that they/we could point to those who do seem to care and say we don’t want to have anything to do with those nuts. That’s probably a reasonable statement when it comes to a lot of the kinds of people who do put effort into advancing themselves in these matters.
Or we could say that for their children to care about such things, they have to care. That only goes so far, though.
We still have to make them care enough to make it real.
If you haven’t figured out yet, I’m talking in particular about grown-up Torah learning. Yes, for sure, too often it’s too dry or circular or uninspired.
But I think we need desperately to figure out how to inspire teachers who can inspire us to grown up our Torah in the most meaningful ways. I’ve talked about this before at least once.
Anybody have any ideas out there?
But maybe Nike and my father-in-law are right–
Just do it.