1.The easiest way to grow as a person is to become more humble. To throw away pride, and to quiet the voice within that makes you think you know more than you actually do, as even the geniuses among us are not geniuses all the time. Ignorance is a chronic disease that affects us all, and what makes it so problematic is not the fact that it exists, but that the ignorant often sees its ignorance as wisdom.
As the old chinese saying goes “Empty your cup” if you are to learn anything. Drain it off of all the false sense of certainty. Drain it off of all arrogance, and give yourself the chance to learn something new, by being more humble today and now.
2.Humility like confidence are traits with lots of beneficial effects. They both carry social value, as in they can make one more liked/popular. They can both be faked, but neither can be faked effectively, 100%, all the time. Eventually, people catch up with you, and they like you much less after. Eventually, you catch up with you, and you like yourself even less as after that. So when you try to display humility, make sure it comes from the heart, instead of a calculated brain whose only concern is to keep up with appearances.
3.True humility goes beyond words. It’s manifested in action. One may speak arrogantly but act humble. One may speak humble but act arrogant. Both what one says and what one does play a role in how we see them, but what one does is far more important. As from a humble act, we can safely conclude a humble mindset. But from humble words, we cant safely derive neither intent nor actions. Because words are more than cheap. They are almost worthless. Actions on the other hand, are different. Even when faked, they cost at least as much as an action performed for the right reasons.
4.The quickest way to humility is to take more risks. To play right at the edge of your capabilities be that physical or mental. To put yourself in places where failure is not only possible, but likely. Arrogance is what lays on the opposite side of the coin of humility. Arrogance is the evil twin. Something whose diet consists of a false sense of one’s superiority over humanity, caused by playing only within one’s comfort zone, combined with the belief that this comfort zone is not just a fraction of the total, but the whole pie. You’re not arrogant because you’re the greatest, but because you believe you are. To be humble you have to live in reality. You have to show yourself the imperfections within. You have to expose yourself to failure. To feel it. To live through it without making up excuses or stories for why you didn’t win.
5.Given the enormous complexity of the universe we live in paired with the even greater level of human ignorance, the only good way to live life is by acknowledging this very ignorance. If you’re a truth seeker, humility is among your top ten favorite words. To be intellectually humble is to admit you don’t know even if it paints you in a bad light. Even if it makes it look like you don’t have life figured out. Because that’s the truth. You don’t have life figured out, and you’re secure enough to admit it. You know that in life, just like with everyone else, you’re “winging it”. Enthusiastically trying to build a safe and fast plane midflight, with the full knowledge that despite your greatest efforts the plane will likely crash. This is the highest level of humility. 90% percent of confidence in every action but always consulting with that 1% at the back of your head that predicts failure instead of success. Once again, because you’re aware that like everyone else, you’re prone to making unwise decisions. Like everyone else, you’re an idiot sometimes, and it’s very difficult to know when you are and when you aren’t, since every time you feel as if this time around you’re the wisest being in the universe. There is nothing wrong with your thought process you think, until you realize you missed something, and it’s too late.
It is all about knowledge and experience 😉
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