Threat or Opportunity? (Vayera)
When Lot was forced to run away from Sodom and told to flee to the mountains, he begged not to be forced to go there. Why the resistance? Because his uncle Abraham lived there and apparently he did not want to be measured up against him. Lot was more comfortable living in a place like Sodom where he looked like a pretty impressive guy compared to his neighbors.
Lot was not concerned about growth. He was concerned about image. Lot was not interested in learning from the character and refined ways of those greater than him, he was obsessed with maintaining the fixed concept he had of himself.
Do we see others that are more knowledgeable, experienced, refined and successful as threats or opportunities? As incriminations or resources?
The person with a growth mindset sees only opportunities.