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Dubno Magid - The Boss Doesn't Wear These Clothing
A visitor arrived to the big city and decided to take a walk around some of its streets.  On one street he saw beautiful homes, the likes of which he had never seen in his life.  One particularly magnificent house caught his attention.  He decided to go in and see what the inside looked like.

He walked up and knocked on its big heavy oak wood door.  When the door was opened, before his eyes he saw a veritable palace.  Expensive Persian rugs on the floor, a crystal chandelier hanging from the ceiling, and exquisite furniture adorning the room.

He turned to the servant who opened the door, who was wearing a white uniform with gold buttons, and asked him who the house belongs to.  The servant exploded with rage and haughtiness and said, "It belongs to me!  All that you see here is mine, I am the boss of this house!"  Suddenly the owner entered the room after hearing the exchange and made a very ugly looking face at his storytelling servant.

The Dubno Magid says that if a person acts with haughtiness and thinks something belongs to him he apparently forgot that this house has an owner, and it's not him.  We did not make this house and it is far beyond our means.  We merely work here.  Before acting with pride or arrogance you only need to take a look at your uniform made of flesh and blood and understand that you are fooling no one.  As nice as your buttons may be, they are still an easy giveaway.  The real owner doesn't dress up in these kinds of clothing.
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