I feel empty and alone and very far from Hashem whenever I am in a crowd or in traffic or waiting on line. I can’t comprehend how this unpleasant, noisy, world, with all of these people, could possibly be the world Hashem envisioned. The last time this was bothering me, I looked up and the bumper sticker on the car in front of me said “One human family.” Is this my answer? Should I look at everyone like he or she is part of me? Should I look at them like they belong here as much as I sometimes think that I do too?
Every person is as important, real, and purposeful, as you are. The Gemara tells us, “Great is the king who mints many coins, each unique in its own way.” There is no such thing as optional people. Every single person is absolutely special. When people mention faceless hordes, it is usually in a racist context. The more you adapt yourself to seeing people as individuals, the easier it will be for you to bear crowds.
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