Chassidus Versus Mussar

Rabbi Zelig Reuven Bengis was once asked the following question: My daughter was given two match proposals. Both seem roughly equal. One young man is Chassidic, the other a devotee of Mussar. Which should we pursue first?

Answered Rabbi Bengis: Both Chassidim and Mussarites are ‘madmen’. But the Chassidim are happy while the Mussarites are depressed. Better the joyous madman than the sad one!

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