Recommit to Virtue: Part 3 of 10 – Humility or Vanity
Humility and vanity are all about individual attitude, which is influenced by our ego. A decision is made to develop a forgiving heart by accepting liability for conflict, or to engage in blaming. The pivotal moment in the humility and vanity association involves personal attitudes towards other people. Individually each of us must truthfully answer the question, “How important are other people to me?” The degree of recognition we have for other people in general is the critical awareness we seek. This is validated by the extent of acceptance or rejection of responsibility for the relationships created with other people, as witnessed by action and personal behavior. Pride is self-absorption resulting in a lower degree of service one is willing to offer to others. Humility is honest recognition of self resulting in an increased level of responsibility and liability that we are willing to accept for the relationships created. Forgiveness is demonstrated acceptance of relationship responsibility. Personal levels of humility and pride vacillate between people-centered and self-centered perspectives.
Originally posted on October 4, 2011 on www.childofvirtue.blogspot.com