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“Rabbi! I know you’ll think I’m crazy but there is a conspiracy against me!

I went to the barber yesterday, and as soon as he began cutting, white hairs fell all over the cloth covering me. I asked why he was dumping some old guy’s hair on my cloth and he claimed that they were mine! He was a stranger and was obviously involved in a plan to make me feel old.

I went to the doctor and he told me that I’m overweight. ‘Are you joking? I have a great metabolism and I have been able to eat as much as I want since I’m a young man without putting on any weight.’ You know what he said? ‘You’re getting older. You are no longer a teenager.’ This is a doctor I know and trust. How could he have joined this scheme?

Then, it got worse. My pants wouldn’t close. They claimed that I am too fat. Even my clothes are in this plot!

Rabbi! Tell me what shall I do?”

I asked him when was the last time he looked in the mirror. He definitely has white hair and he really does have a belly.

“I looked in the mirror this morning, and I tell you that I still look like a teenager. What shall I do?”

“You better prepare for Rosh Hashana with more honesty. You cannot approach the Day of Judgment if you cannot see yourself with more honesty.”

Just then, I heard Debbie call out, “Simcha!” (She was the Shofar of the day!) I woke up from my reverie and realized that I was looking in the mirror the whole time. I was talking to myself!

I guess I should take another look at myself, this time with some more honesty.

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