We are the masters of our own fate, our own direction in life. That is the ramification of having 100% free choice. How do we utilize our freedom of choice to elevate ourselves spiritually? Is there a disadvantage to having free choice? What are the advantages of being created that way?
Rav Hyman opens the topic of the two “yetzarim” that each person has – yetzer tov and yetzer ra – the good and bad inclinations. Are they both an integral part of each person? Should we embrace them or challenge them? How do we strike a balance between both inclinations, that are a core element of every human makeup?