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News Item 314. Mishlei 18-01 (Apart)

A new proverb was posted to the Mishlei section on Wednesday, Rosh Chodesh Iyar. It deals with man's need to see himself through the eyes of others, rather that being "apart".

A man may be motivated to live apart because he thinks it allows him the freedom of doing as he pleases to satisfy his whims and his appetites. He would like not having to justify his behavior to others. But that apparent “freedom” is likely to end up in his own self-destruction. A man needs to see himself through the eyes of others and when he does so, he becomes motivated to live a good life.