The Ramban's letter on good "middos"

" Listen, my son, to the guidance of your father..."The Ramban wrote this letter to his son, whom he loved very much. In this letter, he guides and teaches him how to act so that he will have good "middos" . ( When a person behaves the way Hashem wants him to, we say that he has good "middos". )
" Listen," means to pay close attention. The most important part of "mussar" is listening. When a person really listens and concentrates on what people tell him, this wakes him up. He begins to understand that what they are saying is correct , and he accepts the "mussar" (guidance).

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