Thread: On being humble
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Old 12-06-2000, 02:18 AM   #8
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hhmmmmmmmmmm. That's a good question, and worthy of discussion. It's the basis of most religions, (except satanism of course), like Budo, is it not??

I define it as simply, when one realizes that the universe does not revolve around them, but rather quite the opposite.

Webster's definition is blunt.
As BC wrote:
Humble
1 : not proud or haughty : not arrogant or assertive
2 : reflecting, expressing, or offered in a spirit of deference or
submission
3 a : ranking low in a hierarchy or scale : INSIGNIFICANT,
UNPRETENTIOUS b : not costly or luxurious

The question is---Insignificant to what?? Yourself?? Another person?? Nature?? The Weather?? The Earth?? The Universe??

We find no trouble admitting our insignificance to the Earth and the cosmos, but the battle begins with humanity and how it chooses to treat itself and it's brothers.

I believe LOVE is a form of humility, like HATE is a form of arrogance and disrespect.

It's as simple as that.

That post was probably deeper than I intended, I'm usually not so deep, but I am now humiliated
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