to the student, I hope you are eiyjonng your lunch? The student, acting embarrassed and studdered: Why would you say that to me Rabbi when you know I am violating a prime directive (Trek talk, lol). The Rabbi replied: For you to be so tempted to commit an avera (sin to some other religions, missing the mark in Judaism), I hope it is worth it. Missing the mark is the real issue. We are given the opportunities, we are shown doors to choose of our own choosing, yet we hesitate, we hesitate to make a decision, to open that door, to ask, to question, to doubt, to seek answers, we fear our ownselves in making a leap of faith. For some, they regret it later in life, some never see the other side of the coin, some do not want to know, but there are some that will give it a try. My only regret is that I didn't ask questions soon enough and hung around long enough for answers and sources.Each one of must make a decision in life, whether career, marriage, single life, even coloring one's hair can cause trauma. So, unless we would rather sit still and have the world come to us, we need to go out and see how faith and having faith in some ethical and moral standard out there will help us through this life here on earth.