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Humility is the state of being humble. While people may have different ideas about the meaning of humility, a protypical humble person is generally thought to be unpretentious and modest: someone who does not think that he or she is better or more important than others. Humility is not to be confused with humiliation, which is the act of making someone else feel ashamed, and is seen as something completely different.
Humility in religion, spirituality, and philosophy
Humility in Christianity
- yielding ones rights and possessions to God,
- earning the right to be heard rather than demanding a hearing, and
- responding properly to anger when others violate one's personal rights.
Other views of humility
Some other schools of thought, such as Objectivism, have seen self-abasement as antithetical to morality.
- [a wise person] acts without claiming the results as his; he achieves his merit and does not rest (arrogantly) in it: -- he does not wish to display his superiority.
- Judaism's take on humility (Chabad.org)
- Article called "How Much Space Do You Take?" on Aish.com
- World scripture: Quotes from religious texts about humility
- I'm glad that I'm a nobody: A positive psychology of humility
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