Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Virtue development, Humility, part four, the yin and yang of humility


Humility, part four, The yin and yang of humility

Humility allows us to learn. Humility is knowing what we don’t know. Socrates said that the main characteristic of a wise person is to realize how little they know.

A person who is skillful in the virtue of humility shares with others what (s)he does know, and looks for people who can teach them what they don’t know.

A humble person both knows what they know and knows what they don’t know. This is the yin and yang of humility.

Unitarian Univeralists covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning and it is in this searching that they demonstrate their humility.

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