People without humility appear proud, conceited, and self-important. Their egos make them difficult to approach, and they are pretentious and boastful. On the other hand, people who are humble tend to know their limits, have better self-control, and are typically more generous.
Enemies of Humility:
- Defensiveness – Being defensive prevents us from gaining perspective that will make us better.
- Entitlement – Entitled people always believe that the world owes them.
- Lack of experience – Lack of experience can lead to inflated and inaccurate self-perceptions. Exposure is vital!
“Humility is the highest virtue, mother of them all!” – Alfred Lord Tennyson
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