Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Lesson

Humility, or being humble, is the defining characteristic of an unpretentious and modest person, someone who does not think that he or she is better or more important than others.

From Wikipedia

7 comments:

sigurd said...

But there is such a thing as false humility.

sigurd said...

Self-deprecation is not the same thing as humility.
Self-deprecation is self-absorption.
Self-agrandizement is megalonmania.

Sophia said...

I'm just trying to keep to keep myself from feeling important.

From Wikipedia:

"True humility" is distinctly different from "false humility" " which consists of deprecating one's own sanctity, gifts, talents, and accomplishments for the sake of receiving praise or adulation from other, as personified by Uriah Heep. In this context legitimate humility comprises the following behaviors and attitudes

submission to God and legitimate authority;
recognition of the virtues and talents that others possess, particularly those which surpass one's own, and giving due honor and, when required, obeisance;
recognition of the limits of one's talents, ability, or authority; and, not reaching for that which is beyond one's grasp.

klaus s said...

humble fr humus-of the earth.
dust to dust
knowing your mortality
as a human being
should humble anyone

sigurd said...

Just improvising. :)

Sophia said...

Klaus,

It is very humbling.

Also, knowing of our mortality and knowing that life is short is good reason to make the best of every moment.

That is something I hope to achieve.

Sophia said...

Sigurd,

Improvising is going with the flow. :)