Let My People Know

"The wonderful life of a potato"

If I have a child at home, I demand from him much more than what I demand from a dog at home. 

And I demand much more from a dog than what I demand from a potato. 

A potato has a good life. 

It’s happy and cozy.

Nobody scolds it.

It’s the wonderful life of a potato. 

Now some of these potatoes have 3 billion dollars, so they are rich potatoes. 

Some other people will possibly never be potatoes. 

So, they have a harder life. 

They have to strive, they have to work. 

How good is it to be a potato? 

It’s not that good to be a potato. 

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From an interview with Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz by Rabbi Pinchas Allouche, on Jan. 26, 2014, in Scottsdale, AZ