TOWARDS THE YOUTH
6- We should love ourselves without arrogance and exaggeration.
And we should love others without humiliation and debasement.
Loving ourselves means we want good for the self. It is in view of this that we are not taking the self to where it will be harmed, as well as, providing it with what will benefit it, like knowledge, culture, morals, good health, etc.
And likewise, our love toward others means that we wish them good and prosperity. If they make a mistake, we forgive them, but if they continue their evil acts against us, then we should defend ouselves. We should not envy them in their bad habits, because the love is still in our heart, and this love may protect us from the disease of hatred, envy and jeal-ousy.
7- We should always be optimistic, because optimism is the beginning of all good deeds and an important achievement.
Therefore, be optimistic toward good, you can obtain it.
We are optimistic because life gives us a great chance for action and success. Indeed, The Almighty Allah has bestowed on us uncountable blessings. He always guides us toward goodness and benefit.
8- Many times, bitter experiences change gradually, no matter what they are.
A rock, no matter how hard it is, can be cut by sparkling water, then it will turn into a hole, then with time it will turn into big hole. Indeed this is natural.
A seed, for example, if buried in fertile soil, and water pours over it, with time it will become a fine grown trees. A proverb states that: “Every incoming is nearer”.