[ExI] Humility (was: gunfight at ok convention)
bbenzai at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 30 12:32:06 UTC 2016
"Humility" comes originally from the Latin humus, soil. It suggests
someone who is lowly, close to the soil. In Swedish the word is instead
"?dmjuk", which means something that easily becomes soft. German "Demut"
on the other hand comes from "mentality of a servant".
Precisely. Humility is one of those false virtues promoted by the
church, in order to perpetuate its dominance. It's really no more than
"know your place, and do as you're told". It's something we can do
without (after all, the word "humiliation" is derived from it).
Many people will then jump to the opposite extreme, and object that
without humility, people automatically become hubristic. Not so. Again,
another false concept that's handy for keeping people under control.
Humility and Hubris are extremes on a scale. Most people can happily and
beneficially exist in the middle.
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