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being humble...
    #923090 - 10/01/02 05:20 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

I think its important to have confidence in yourself and love yourself completely. But, its also a virtue to stay humble. No matter how enlightened you think you are, or how smarter you are than the next person, you must realize that we are all humans, dealt a different hand at life. I try my best to stay humble and this is hard at times, mostly because this society is based on people trying to prove their superiority over eachother. Especially in the social situation, if i am talking and someone talks over me, i don't try to talk louder in order to get what i have to say in. I shut up. I figure if this person doesnt want to listen, then why waste my breath. You'd be suprised how many people don't want to hear what you have to say, or they are so full of what they have to say. I think a key element in staying humble is having STRENGTH to stay humble..... what do you have to say on the subject?


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Re: being humble... [Re: ]
    #923128 - 10/01/02 05:34 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

I'm more humble than you'll ever be. :tongue: 


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Re: being humble... [Re: ]
    #923132 - 10/01/02 05:36 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

My dad is a very strong-willed person, who holds his opinion higher than anyone else's. Living with him for almost half a year was alot to handle, as he would always try to force his beliefs and opinion on me. I am usually a pretty quiet person, and I let people have their beliefs and opinions without interfering with them... He was the type of person who did not expect anyone to tell him his faults. This was the worst thing someone could do. So I kept quiet 99% of the time, even when I thought he was being an ass... because saying something about it would just cause him to get even more stirred up and caused more commotion. But a few times I exploded and told him just what I thought of him and his arrogant, ignorant ways. This really pissed him off, and on a few occasions he threatened to kill me. But after he calmed down, he realized that the things I told him were somewhat true. And he would feel really guilty, and apologize. I never figured out how to handle these situations, but now I don't live with him anymore, so I guess it doesn't matter.

Um, I'm not sure what my point was, but I think it's somewhere in there....  :laugh:   


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Re: being humble... [Re: ]
    #923171 - 10/01/02 05:49 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

Yeah... being humble is good.

But know that it is possible to escalate into one-upmanship...
"I'm more humble than you." "No, I'm more humble than you!".....


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Re: being humble... [Re: Sclorch]
    #923178 - 10/01/02 05:50 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

Also, don't mistake confidence for a lack of humbleness.


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Re: being humble... [Re: Sclorch]
    #923222 - 10/01/02 06:12 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

one-upmanship...

I think there's still a little Watts in ya :wink:

"I'm more humble than you." "No, I'm more humble than you!".....

This has got to be one of the hardest things to achieve. I guess to embrace any belief system and not continue to try to be the best within it, push it on others, get one-up on others...  I guess the absence of this motivation is humility.

 


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Re: being humble... [Re: Sclorch]
    #923263 - 10/01/02 06:26 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

A man's got to know his limitations... (Clint Eastwood)


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Re: being humble... [Re: Evolving]
    #923638 - 10/01/02 08:30 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

In reply to:

A man's got to know his limitations...




...yeah...otherwise ya gotta shell out twenty bucks for the overdraft charge..
know your limitations...otherwise ya can't buy a house cuz your credit will be fucked up...

cheers...


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Re: being humble... [Re: ]
    #924378 - 10/02/02 08:35 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

That's real wisdom LoOner.

I think it was Ken Kesey who once said something to the effect that "true wisdom is realizing that you are a cosmic fool".



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Re: being humble... [Re: ]
    #927386 - 10/03/02 04:45 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

I think a key element in being humble is openly sharing your knowledge with others and always being willing to learn from others at the same time. Teach and be taught. Be the student, and the teacher.



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Re: being humble... [Re: ]
    #928750 - 10/03/02 04:23 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

i think my signature states what i think about this... always be open for everything, it could change your life... the only way to do this is beeing humble...


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Re: being humble... [Re: ]
    #928843 - 10/03/02 04:58 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

All great people are humble, take me for example.  :wink:


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Re: being humble... [Re: Evolving]
    #929346 - 10/03/02 08:29 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

lol


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Re: being humble... [Re: Sclorch]
    #929480 - 10/03/02 09:30 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

indeed, being Humble is being able to listen and understand what people say, and also being able to let them listen and understand what you say. Be the teacher and the student. agreed.....and the quote...A man has got to know his limitations....is Megadeth...Captive Honour.


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Re: being humble... [Re: Shroomism]
    #929669 - 10/03/02 10:51 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

I think a key element in being humble is openly sharing your knowledge with others and always being willing to learn from others at the same time. Teach and be taught. Be the student, and the teacher.

Not only will you be humble but there is no other path to wisdom.


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