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Monday, November 25, 2013

Having a Rebbi/Mentor

I'm very curious to hear people's thoughts on this.

Do you think that a person needs a rebbi/mentor, always? Regardless of age, knowledge, wisdom, etc., is it possible that a person can reach a stage where he/she doesn't need someone to go to with questions or a piece of advice? 

I'll write a follow-up post, I hope, with my opinion, but I'd like to hear your thoughts first?

8 comments:

  1. I don't currently have one...and haven't had one for a few years...maybe that's why I'm so screwed up?

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    1. I won't answer that question, but for myself I can say that at any point in my life that I didn't have a rebbi/mentor, I was a lot more confused/lost than when I did have one. Even an older friend to go to, while not optimal, is far better than nothing.

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  2. I currently have a mentor (she's not necessarily a Rebbetzin though). I believe it's very important. As much as I trust is my own personal instincts and judgments, certain life situations are so complex/confusing (i.e. the classic "heart tells you one thing & brain tells you another" trope) that I need to seek advice.

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    1. I'll say! (I had to, sorry FG)

      I couldn't agree more with you. (Does that count as follow-up post of my opinion? 0:-))

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