I have to admit that I approach the Days of Awe with some ambivalence. Unlike any of you, I’m a bit melancholic by temperament and I don’t look forward to the somber, gloomy, endless-confession aspect of these days.
"It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep." -- Mishlei 25:27
A person's nature can be recognized through three things: his cup, his purse, and his anger. --Talmud, Eruvin 65b