Website owner: James Miller
Q. Why is modesty important in this world? - It is prudent from a tactical point of view. Immodesty and arrogance, like many other things, turn people off, make them dislike you. You incur the dislike of others and get nothing in return. Having the dislike of others is a big disadvantage in life. It makes life much more difficult. Why incur the ill will of others for no good reason? - An attitude of modesty is important to learning, to intellectual growth and development. Arrogance and pride stand in the way of learning from others. To learn from others you must have due respect for them and realize there are things to be learned from everyone. The proud man is too proud to admit that he doesn't know so he never learns. He is too proud to ask questions of others, to seek their help. Dec 1989 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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