TOTD 2018-7-7: Humility

How important is humility?

I always look for humility in a person. Or to say it another way I look for pride. Someone brought up George Washington. He was a man of great ability but he was humble enough to know when it was time to step aside. There is confidence in a humble

Can anyone think of other great examples?

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  1. I listened to a talk by Jordan Peterson where he stated that he relied on the advice of friends. They gave him honest criticism. Humble people can take criticism whereas proud people avoid it. For one the critic is a friend instead of an enemy.

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  2. I would put John Walker on the list. I find his honesty refreshing. In his current post he honestly shares how he probably would have been duped too.

    I have learned not only facts but how to process those facts from real world examples from him.

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  3. One of my friends said of my father: “The thing about him is, in spite of all he has, and all that he is,  he doesn’t put himself before anybody.”

    To me, that was true Christian humility, and I have never known anyone else who posessed it.

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  4. Hypatia:
    One of my friends said of my father: “The thing about him is, in spite of all he has, and all that he is,  he doesn’t put himself before anybody.”

    To me, that was true Christian humility, and I have never known anyone else who posessed it.

    Thank you. Please write a post about your father. I would love to read about the small things that showed his greatness.

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  5. EThompson:
    As usual, I think differently on the topic of humility. I don’t think it’s an important characteristic in and of itself and can, at times, be crippling.

    Washington and the other Founders made most of their decisions based upon wisdom and an innate knowledge of human nature. My favorite, Alexander Hamilton, learned a lot as an impoverished illegitimate growing up in Nevis and observing the negative ramifications of human behavior gone awry.

    Donald Trump doesn’t have an ounce of humility in his body or soul, but I suspect he’ll go down in history as one of the greats.

    He just gets it.

    I have seen videos of Donald Trump with his staff. He thanks them for their work. He does not take them for granted. I have seen him compliment his opponents for their hard fought campaigns. These things take humility. Trump would not have gotten where he was today without some humility.

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  6. EThompson:
    I think that is called good manners and an understanding that people need to be acknowledged for their work. That is more important than humility.

    The essence of good manners is humility. It is considering your guest  or friend better than oneself.

    People confuse humility with weakness. It is not.

    Don’t you know Trump’s Secret Service Code Name?

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