We’re living in a bad time for humility. Ditto on modesty, reserve and shyness. These traits are not only unpopular, they’re seen as negative by many. Selfie culture and all that comes with it — boldness, confidence, arrogance, pride and egoism — are the celebrated norm, and not just in the entertainment world. Everywhere.

Humility used to be seen as a positive trait, one that parents would teach their children and which most world religions touted as a virtue. The Trappist monk, social activist and Catholic writer Thomas Merton is known for his simple quote, “Pride makes us artificial, and humility makes us real.” And Confucius said, “Humility is the solid foundation for all virtues.”  Click here to read more…

Related Articles