7 thoughts on “What Humbles You?”

  1. Humility is extremely important because without it we wouldn’t be able to serve/help others. Humility enables us to look at all mankind as equal and deserving of respect and honor

    I am deeply humbled that not only does God love me, He wants to be my friend.

  2. I am humbled by activists/advocates who demonstrate their values better and more often than I. I try my best to work for and demand change. Luckily, I am surrounded by amazing people who serve as great examples for me.

  3. I had to look at the definition of humility for an answer to the question this time.
    I’m humbled by anyone who has less than I do and is still happier than I am. As well as those who have more than I do, and can’t believe that I am constantly looking for something that I can improve on.
    I hope that makes sense.

  4. Like Cori, I looked up the definition of “humble” in the dictionary. It originally meant “lower” and it comes from the Latin “humus”, meaning earth. So, I think of a humble person as someone who is down-to-earth and unpretentious, the opposite of arrogant or boastful or egotistical.

    Every now and then I’m brought down to earth by a family member (not naming names here) when I have grandiose or impractical ideas. At times like that, I need to “come down to earth”, get my head out of the clouds, and take smaller steps toward my goal. (or set a more attainable one.)

    Then there is false humility, when a person (me sometimes) claims to be less than they are in order to please others or fit in with the crowd. Nelson Mandela spoke out against this in a famous speech, when he said that “playing small” isn’t the answer. We need to let our light shine as a beacon for others. Jesus said the same thing.

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