Daily Archives: July 3, 2009

Humility

The older I get the more fully I appreciate humility. By that I mean, the more fully I come to understand what is and is not proper to it.

The key to humility has nothing at all to do with imagining your own knowledge is less than it is. When you approach others, do it comfortable in yourself, knowing that you ‘bring something to the table’ – and ready to speak up for that thing. But you come first and foremost ready to listen – open to hear what they have to say, even if it is something which opposes your belief. Listen and try to learn. If it is arguments you have heard before, too often, then feel free to say so and to move on. If not, then acknowledge what you find there, and rejoice in it and the reworking of your own belief.

Humility is an assumption of good and wisdom in the other.

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