Feeling good… when it means someone else will suffer

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    Lightbrite
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    It’s happened before. You read about two kids who got lost, only one was found. They tell the one’s mom. Turns out they were wrong. Got the kids mixed up. Now the real mom is so relieved. A minute ago she was crying and hopeful. Now she’s in the clear and feels guilty because of what the other mom must endure. By now they found the body of another child and it’s only time before they’ll verify the evidence.

    Now if you’re relieved that Hurricane Irma isn’t going to hit Miami at the great Cat. 5 severity previous reports anticipated, but your good feelings come at the expense of now Tampa and the SW coast of Florida’s life, can you feel good?

    Thank you 💖

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    motchah11
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    One can feel good for those people saved, and feel bad for those people in danger or hurt. You take time out for each feeling.

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    adocs
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    It’s possible to feel bad and good in certain situations. (That’s why they call it mixed feelings.)

    For example, if someone’s parent dies and they stand to inherit they make 2 brachos. Dayan ha’emes on the loss and either shechayanu or hatov v’hameitiv (don’t remember which) on the inheritance.

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    I think it’s hatov v’hameitiv.

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