How do we Balance the Two?
Self confidence is vital in all our initiatives. But when does confidence spill over into pride, and pride into self-importance and conceit?
Humility is also a necessary ingredient in life. But, too much of it can also disable us and weaken our motivation for success. When is humility misplaced, spilling over into feeling incompetent and unworthy of any important achievement?
And what about a Rebbe: Is the power of a Rebbe defined by humility or by confidence? Is a Rebbe driven by modesty or by pride?
A fascinating insight of the Baal Shem Tov in explaining Korach’s uprising against Moses teaches us invaluable lessons about pride and humility and about leadership and responsibility.