Humility (Part 1 (probably))

Find me a person that has never done something they regret doing, in nuance, in tone, in action, in unintended consequence, in harm, in thought, in intended consequence, and you will have found someone who lacks humility,…

Find me a person that has never done something they regret doing, in nuance, in tone, in action, in unintended consequence, in harm, in thought, in intended consequence, and you will have found someone who lacks humility, who believes themselves above mundane human affairs, who looks, acts, and behaves just like the rest of us but treads the earth like one of the Grecian gods who amused themselves by taking on human form just to mess about in our lives. Show me someone who interacts with the rest of us and believes that everything they do is just fine, regardless of its impact on the world, and you will have found someone who has no empathy, who does not care about how the rest of us live, about our inevitable struggles with what it means to be mortal, who is at their core missing the whole idea of what it means to be human, flawed, wanting to be better than any of us probably ever will be, but desiring improvement anyway. If you find such a person, turn around and put distance between them and the path you walk. Don’t run, because they might add that to their list of humiliations, don’t show fear, that will only make their sense of victory greater, their arrogance more complete. Just go and try not to stumble into them again. And learn from them that you are not that way and would never want to be.
Apology

Author: makingsenseofcomplications

I have an academic background in literature and, separately, science. My career has been in industry in positions of increasing responsibility assisting in the drug development process - one of the most amazing intellectual pursuits of the human mind, among many other amazing intellectual pursuits. I am interested in films, philosophy, history, art, music, science (obviously), literature (also obviously), some video gaming, human behavior, and many other topics. I wish there was more time in every day because we have a world that is full of amazing phenomena that are considered too superficially by too many. Although my first and last names are fictional, I think I believe in all of the stuff you read here, although I retain the right in perpetuity of changing my thoughts about anything written herein.

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