The Ultimate Judge of Character

I’ve decided, or maybe realized, that there is one major test of character. It’s probably one of the best tests, and one of the only that gives an accurate, true, result.

Divorce.

You can judge a person’s character by four things:

  1. How unreasonable their demands are;
  2. how much they badmouth their ex-spouse (in court and in the community);
  3. how nastily they fight in court.

And by looking at those three things, you can get a pretty accurate idea of who’s the victim, who’s the perp, and what kind of people both spouses are.

Then there’s a fourth factor, one that isn’t applicable to most divorcees:

4. if they choose not to fight at all, and in that case – who gets everything.

That, I already don’t know what to say. Because if one spouse chooses not to fight, there’s no fight. And then the question is, who got everything, *who* chose not to fight, and what their motivations were. Choosing not to fight is either strength of character, or just being chicken. If there are kids involved, it’s either protecting them from an ugly fight, or abandoning them.

Honestly, I don’t know. Luckily, most divorcees don’t just give everything to the other side, no questions asked.

The problem with this test of character?

Not all people are divorced.

Well, that’s not really a problem. It’s a blessing. But the divorce test obviously doesn’t work on those who have never divorced.

I realize that there are some holes in my theory. And still, overall, I think it’s a good rule of thumb.

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5 thoughts on “The Ultimate Judge of Character

  1. Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski MD taught:
    “Lust should be directed toward love for G_d, hate toward despising evil, envy toward aspiring to the achievements of those who have acquired knowledge and wisdom.”

    MICROBIOGRAPHY: Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski MD is a Chassidic Rabbi and founder and Director of the Gateway ehabilitation Center. He was born in 1930 CE and traces his ancestry to the Baal Shem Tov, founder of the Chassidic movement. He wrote more than 60 books. His web site is: www dot AbrahamTwerski dot com. His channel on YouTube is named AbrahamTwerski.

    SOURCE: Let Us Make Man (chapter 17, page 78) by Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski MD, year 1987, ISBN-13: 978-0933711013 ISBN-10: 0933711018

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  2. Babylonian Talmud, tractate Pesachim, page 113B, 8th line on page:

    Three people are loved by the Holy One Blessed Be He:

    {1} he who does not become angry
    {2} he who does not become drunk
    {3} he who does not insist on his full rights [he forgives and does not hold a grudge].

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  3. Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski MD taught:
    “The ultimate test of faith in G_d is the acceptance of adversity, and suffering is without doubt the greatest strain to which one’s faith can be subjected.”

    MICROBIOGRAPHY: Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski MD is a Chassidic Rabbi and founder and Director of the Gateway Rehabilitation Center. He was born in 1930 CE and traces his ancestry to the Baal Shem Tov, founder of the Chassidic movement. He wrote more than 60 books. His web site is: www dot AbrahamTwerski dot com. His channel on YouTube is named AbrahamTwerski.

    SOURCE: Let Us Make Man (chapter 20, page 104) by Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski MD, year 1987, ISBN-13: 978-0933711013 ISBN-10: 0933711018

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  4. Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski MD taught:
    “Justice is what Torah refers to as justice.
    Compassion is what Torah designates as compassion.
    Non-Torah ideas of justice and compassion have played
    no small part in the moral decadence so prevalent in modern civilization.”

    MICROBIOGRAPHY: Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski MD is a Chassidic Rabbi and founder and Director of the Gateway Rehabilitation Center. He was born in 1930 CE and traces his ancestry to the Baal Shem Tov, founder of the Chassidic movement. He wrote more than 60 books. His web site is: www dot AbrahamTwerski dot com. His channel on YouTube is named AbrahamTwerski.

    SOURCE: Let Us Make Man (chapter 19, page 93) by Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski MD, year 1987, ISBN-13: 978-0933711013 ISBN-10: 0933711018

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  5. Rabbi David Ashear:
    “There are many people who have reason to complain, but they walk around with a smile, happy and content, and in doing so, they create a Kiddush HaShem.”

    SOURCE:
    Living Emunah (chapter 4, page 32) by Rabbi David Ashear, year 2014, published by ArtScroll, ISBN-10: 142261512X ISBN# 9781422615126

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