The Stoic Jew

How to Grapple with Your Own Intellectual Inferiority (Aurelius - Meditations 5:5)

September 07, 2022 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 10 Episode 2
The Stoic Jew
How to Grapple with Your Own Intellectual Inferiority (Aurelius - Meditations 5:5)
Show Notes

Synopsis: In today's episode we read how Marcus Aurelius grappled with (what he deemed to be) his own intellectual inferiority. After getting the pshat of his meditation, I then turn the lens onto myself and recount how I grappled with my own intellectual inferiority in my yeshiva days, and how many of these feelings surged up yesterday when - for the first time in 13 years - I rejoined my rebbi's Gemara shiur in yeshiva. I recommend that my own talmidim and talmidot listen to this episode if they, too, have struggled with coming to terms with their own intellectual inferiority.

Related Rabbi Schneeweiss Content:
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- Aurelius, Meditations 5:5
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