Thread: On being humble
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Old 12-07-2000, 03:03 PM   #9
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crystalwizard wrote:
Curious what being humble means to you, especialy when NOT in a dojo or other training setting. Like say, the grocery store, the freeway, or other places.
Ironically, I think it's easier to talk about personal humility in terms of what it's not than what it is.

If I tried to reduce it to something simple, I might say:

It's NOT allowing your ego to assert itself in social situations for the sake of personal gratification.

OR with perhaps less gravity, but equal intent:

It's NOT saying, "in my humble opinion".

But that second one is probably more along the lines of giving examples.

Tarik Ghbeish
Jiyūshin-ryū AikiBudō - Iwae Dojo

MASAKATSU AGATSU -- "The true victory of self-mastery."
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