Humility or the act of being humble keeps the ego in check and makes it hurt less when one gets knocked about by life. Someone say gets too wrapped up in chasing after something that ultimately has no meaning can use a little humility to show that maybe the gold ring isn’t the important thing. Being humble is also important after a big success, after Will Smith won a Grammy his mother still made him take out the trash. Also it helps one to acknowledge the people who helped them on the way to success.
Humility is not being hard on yourself for not being great. If someone is degrading themselves or feeling more worthless for others they are not being humble. It is really about taking a look around at your environment and knowing your place in it. Don’t let yourself feel worthless because someone says you should. Feeling worthless is definitely not what humility is.
Humility is a universal concept freethinkers and Buddhists have their own views on what humility is. The Buddhists call it Anatta and it refers to the perception of non-self and removes the ego, I am, this is mine concepts. In science it can get clinical and they can show you the scope of the universe and how it relates to your size. Carl Sagan once spoke about how we live on his pale blue dot floating out into space, a video is posted below.
Humility is a life changing act and an eye opening act. Hopefully it won’t take a fall to see that. But if it does, don’t be hard on yourself just be humbled and grateful for the people around you. Just be yourself in the place you are without letting ego get in the way. Watch the video and ponder this post as we wish you a wonderful life.