Strange as it may seem, liking an enemy is the path that may lead us to liking our own selves. Thus we find that this phrase from the future — loving our neighbor as we would ourselves — is, like everything that comes from the future, totally interactive. There is no way to like another person without liking oneself, nor of liking oneself without liking another. This interdependence originates in the structure of Creation itself.

Nilton Bonder, The Kabbalah of Envy