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  • Writer's pictureJordan Drayer

Remember the Human


Malchut of Tiferet

Hi everyone, Jordan Drayer, the savvy millennial voice actress whose compassion reminds her to see the dignity in all humans. Today is two weeks and seven days of the Omer. If you want to know more about the Omer and how it works, check out the blog post on Chesed of Chesed.

Today is the last day of looking at Tiferet, meaning we're looking at Malchut of Tiferet, the dignity or nobility of compassion. Chabad.org says, "For compassion to be complete, it must recognize and appreciate individual sovereignty. It should boost self-esteem and cultivate human dignity, both your own dignity and the dignity of the one benefiting from your compassion." It's basically giving the other person a chance. Giving them a chance to be better, giving them the benefit of the doubt, and always believing they can do good.


Maybe they'll even bring you doughnuts...

Someone scammed me on Venmo once and after trying with the bank, I couldn't get my money back. I'm lucky it was not hundreds of dollars like some horror stories I've heard. But in the end, the only thing I can do is think, "They need that money more than I do," and also that karma will one day catch up to them if they continue in that way. There was no point in me staying angry, and I have to believe that those people will learn one day how to be good.


Because if I don't, there's just so much bad in this world, it's really quite annoying. So I have to believe that people can change and we'll reach that Star Trek age of humans being one race who are now xenophobic against other aliens. And then we'll have a new hurdle to conquer.

The other day, two teenagers were being annoying and leaving class to talk in other spaces multiple times. By the end of the day, one of them actually started her period for the first time. While I'd been annoyed with her all day, I nevertheless felt glad that I could help her with this stressful thing by providing a pad. So I saw it as an example of, while you may be mad at a person, you know they're still a person and they're always worth helping, even if they may not be very kind to you.

The exercise for today is based off the "teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime" philosophy. Find some way to teach someone something that helps them strengthen their dignity, rather than just doing it for them.

Maybe it's helping someone learn something in Microsoft Excel, or how to cook a recipe. If something comes up where you have the time to do this today, do it. If nothing comes up, maybe take the time to learn something you've always wanted to know, even if it's as simple as looking up a date or an actor's name.


Don't forget to like and share, and I'll see you tomorrow for a brand new week!

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