Aware ≠ Unaware מודע/לא מודע Awesome מדהים Burden נטל Challenging מאתגר
Commitment התחייבות Condition תנאי Conscious ≠ Unconscious מודעת ≠ לא מודע
Demanding דורש Enthusiastic נלהב Exhausted מותש Fortunate בר-מזל
It turned out התברר Joyשמחה Observant שומר תורה ומצוות Overwhelming מוחץ
Perceiveתפיסה Prevent מונע Privileged בעל הרשאות
Introduction (0:00- 5:21)
Hello, how are your friends? Friends, yes friends. I really wanna make a good video. But I'm so so tired. Oof ..I'm so tired. Why am I so tired? You wanna explain this to me. Please explain to me why I'm so tired, well let me tell you something: We're all tired. I mean just look around you, I bet that if you go ask anybody standing next to you*: "Hey, are you tired?" Everybody will say "yes". We're never "not tired".
When was the last time that you remember somebody telling you: "Hey, I'm not tired at all." Go ask your mother, Ima, Mummy, are you tired? Of course she's tired. We're all tired. People always respond by saying I'm tired. They respond, by saying yes I'm tired.
We're all tired. So now that we know, that we're all always tired, let me add something, tired Tiredness is not the only human condition, It's not the only human condition, [FOREIGN] Not the only human condition, that is funny, okay. Not only are we all tired, we're also always hot.
We're all hot. And the funny thing is, that we always tell each other, oh my God, it's so hot, hot, hot. It's hot in here. Turn on the AC. Where is the air conditioning? Where is the [FOREIGN] Turn it on. It's hot. It's hot. We get all nervous. But's it's okay to be hot. The problem [FOREIGN] The problem is not that you're hot, the problem is that you remind … you remind other people that you're hot.
As if we don't know you're hot! You know. Let me tell you what I'm talking about. Like, you know that feeling when you go to Bnei Brak 402, that's what it is. My lucky number 402. Anyways, you go to Bnei Brak, you get off the bus, you look around everything is black and white of course, it's Bnei Brak. But you're not sure if everything is black because it's been burned or something. The sun is so hot. So hot, so hot Bnei Brak. It's really, really hot, okay. Now you got this, heat coming down and you feel it, and the person next to you also feels the heat. you gotta feel that heat, you turn around and you say" eh. Such heat. Duh, it's obvious, [FOREIGN] it's obvious, everybody feels the heat. But it's a funny thing. It's one of the human conditions, … that we care to inform other people of our condition. That's what it is. I'm not gonna lie to you, I'm gonna say it how it is. It's a human condition in which we like saying how it is.
We enjoy these things. We enjoy going around saying, hey I'm tired. Hey everybody, I'm hot. Hey everybody I'm cold. Hey everybody I am so lazy today. Hey everybody, we like complaining and talking about our situation. We like talking about our situation. Situation… We like talking about our situation, our condition. Situation and condition means more or less the same thing .But I want you to think for a minute and tell me how hard is life really for you. How? Is it really that hard? We're always complaining, [FOREIGN] complaining. We Jews we know how to complain, all we do is complain this, complain that, that's all we do. But is it really that hard? Is life really that hard. Here's the thing: if we know it's hot, why do we remind each other. [FOREIGN] Why do we remind each other it's hot, I didn't forget it is hot, it was hot a minute ago and we were outside and I was still outside and I still remember it's hot. So why are you telling me that it's hot, I know it's hot. Do you remember that the word remind means …do you remember that? [FOREIGN] means to remind. Remember? Are you getting confused? Remind. Remember. You're confused.
Part A – Meaningfulness Eases Burden (5:22.....7:33)
Anyways, we are always either hot or cold, energetic or tired. And the thing is, that none of that actually matters. All that matters, is why you're tired. What are you working for? What are you going through this hassle for? What is it for? We work for a purpose. [FOREIGN] We have a purpose. We work for Hashem. We work to unify [FOREIGN] Let's stop( pause)and appreciate. [FOREIGN] Let's stop and appreciate. That we are fortunate (privileged). Lucky. Fortunate, lucky [FOREIGN] That we get to work for Hashem, do mitzvoth learn Torah raise a family have friends, keep Shabbat, keep Kashrut, keep Sukkah, keep Lulav, keep Matzah, keep it all!! We work hard for Hashem! We work hard for our family and we work hard for Am Israel. But, I don't know if you noticed (are aware) about me but I'm a very very religious person. [FOREIGN] Very religious. No compromises. No [FOREIGN] And I wanna tell you something about my personal life. My life is a pleasure to live, it really is. I enjoy life I work hard in life but it's exciting and it's worth it. And when we go through so much in life, we're lucky that we get to do it for Hashem.
Part B- Religiousness is a Luxury (7:34)
and we still have this thing to complain it's hard (tough, challenging, demanding) to serve, it's hard to live life like .…It's this, it's that, but it's not. I mean, if I'm gonna be really honest (frank, candid) it's not. Keeping Torah for me and for all my friends and the … that are around me* every day and for my parents, I don't see it being hard for anybody. I think people are scared (afraid) to follow the Torah. But if they would only experience it, maybe they would understand that being religious is a luxury.
Physical laziness (8:20)
So what is it, that stops some from being religious? You know the first thing that comes to my mind, is laziness. But there are two types of laziness. There's physical Laziness. Laziness is [FOREIGN] Lazy, there are two types of laziness. Physical, [FOREIGN], Physical laziness and intellectual and emotional laziness. Intellectual and emotional laziness. The physical ,עול the physical burden of being religious is non, non, non (not, not, not) at all. Keeping shabbat is not hard*, keeping shabbat is a luxury. Kosher food - you have בכל מכל כל the greatest Kosher restaurants in the world. Everything is easy. I mean, nowadays what's so hard to keep Tora and mitzvot . It's not hard at all on a physical level. The hard thing is the intellectual and emotional requirements to be religious.
There was a guy who went to a hotel and at that hotel he had a suitcase gave his suitcase to a bellboy. The bellboy took his suitcase up the stairs and he was already in his room. So, he sees the bellboy bringing up his suitcase into the room and he's carrying the luggage as if it was like super heavy something something. So the guy says ok, look, I know my suitcase was very light like a feather I see the way that you are shlepping the suitcase, you look all tired, you look all tired, you look exhausted*. He said yeah, it's a very heavy suitcase. He's like no, no, no. That suitcase is that heavy? Really, it's a mistake- it's not my suitcase. And it turns out - they opened the suitcase and it wasn't his suitcase. So they brought up the wrong suitcase. Religion is not hard on the physical level it's fun. You have Chagim, you have Sipuk, you have Shabbat. There's nothing better than Shabbat.
Intellectual laziness – Commitment (11:16)
The real hard* thing about being religious is not being Lazy intellectually. [Rather] It's the עמלות, it's the commitment (obligation), it's the Messirut Nefesh of being committed to Hashem. Just imagine how it feels to have a relationship with Hashem. Hashem, please answer my prayers. I can tell you this, being religious - it's very easy. Being religious in here is hard, but there is nothing more rewarding, that gives people more joy than serving Hashem. I serve, my friends serve and I want you all to serve with us. The one true King HKB"H.
This chapter is found on page 13-24 in the book.
The reading portion is found on page 13-18