In this week's parsha, Toldos, we read about the twins, Yaakov and Esav. Yaakov being the wholesome studious one while Esav was a "wild child."
Yaakov our forefather was holy, so it makes sense that the Torah tells us all about him, but why tell us so much about Esav?
When it came time for Yitzchak to give his blessings, we find that he wanted to give them to Esav. It was only when Yaakov dressed as Esav, that he was able to receive the blessings. Why did he want to give the blessings to Esav?
We must conclude, that Yitzchak saw something in Esav's nature that was positive and if harnessed can do amazing things. What did he see in Esav?
Yitzchak knew that the purpose of Judaism is to transform this coarse physical world into a holy place. Yitzchak felt that though Yaakov was studious, he lacked the strength and the chutzpa necessary to take on the physical world. Esav surely did have strength and chutzpa, what he lacked was the holiness and will to do Hashem's bidding. Yitzchak was hoping to change that by giving him the blessings. When Yaakov came dressed in Esav's clothing, Yitzchak realized that Yaakov did indeed have what it takes and was happy to give him the blessings.
Some of us have a Yaakov-like disposition, some of us have a "wild child" nature. While being the wholesome studious one is special, the strong chutzpa type can accomplish amazing things if his/her energy is harnessed and directed to fulfill Hashem's will. This attitude is needed especially now when we are fighting with a dark physical exile.
We need both and Yaakov was both. He was Yaakov regularly and Esav when he had to be. This is why both are spoken about, because we also need to know the qualities of Esav if we are going to harness his nature to change this world.
Both types are a source of pride to Hashem. Although I would venture to say that conquering and directing a "wild child" nature is an even greater accomplishment and gives Hashem great joy.
The main thing is that you don't look at your nature as an obstacle, but rather, as blessing and opportunity to make a difference. Whether Yaakov or wild child, you have a lot to contribute, you can change the world into Hashem's home. Now go make a difference.