Monday, September 25 2006 @ 12:21 PM EDT
Contributed by: B' Spokes
- By Bracha Kurzter
A few days ago I taught my 14-year-old cousin how to write a bicycle, and afterwards I was inspired, so I wrote 11 Ways Life is Like Riding a Bicycle, here it is:
11 Reasons Why Life is like riding a bicycle:
1. You need balance: if you lean too far to one side or the other, you'll fall off!
The Rambam writes (Hilchos De'os 1:4), regarding "all Midos," that a person should follow the golden "path of the middle" and not lean towards one extreme or the other.
Therefore in life, or while riding a bike, it is important that one always pays attention to where he is leaning!
2. You fall off, but in order to progress- you need to get back up!
There is a song that came out when i was in 3rd grade by Chumbawumba with lyrics like so, " i get knocked down, but i get up again, you're never gonna keep me down."
The point is, its not falling down that determines your worth- its if you get back up or not.