I decided not to run a small interview with Rav Roov over the appoaching Jewish Holidays. The Rav was generous enough to provide his time and some interesting answers. However, a certain party felt the cumpulsion to edit his responses. In this case the edit was over a single word. However, I am exceedingly peeved in the notion that this individual feels a need to censor or approve every comment he makes.
As a general rule I will only run the responses of the parties interviewed for better or worse unedited. In fact I refused to even read his responses as I am interested in his thoughts, not that of the editor.
It is rare that I am angered enough to walk out of the house, especially in the presence of my beloved younger brother whom I rarely see. Rather than say words I would regret I went out for a five mile walk. My anger at the situation was resolved by eliminating the interview. I also will not be spending any part of the holidays with Rav Roov. I find the entire episode offensive
and rather than say a words I would later regret avoid the subject at all.
I do love the beloved Rav Roov, but there is a reason my visits are infrequent. I have always respected and supported him in his choice to lead a very different life from my own. All of us have limits to what we can or can not deal with. Sadly, patience has never been one of my qualities. Also remember the old adage advice is worth what you paid for it. Sadly there are people who are experts in everything and feel a need to lecture others. This unwanted advice is of a vocational matters. People who have no clue as to what I do for a living and have marginal careers need to refrain from career advice. Rather, than say regretable words I walked away.
There will be no additional interviews with Rav Roov going forward. The Rav as always is a valued family member. It is possible to read too much and too little into this particular post.
Maybe I should have remained in VT.