William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 17 15:25:51 UTC 2020
OK, Spike, did you flunk this test?
I really like the Paradox of Humility. It’s effectively equivalent to the
Socratic paradox, but brings the concept of sufficiency into the equation.
Where humility is considered a virtue one must ask how one would be aware
that one possesses that virtue. In short how much of what must you do or
have to be rightly regarded as ‘humble’?
The paradox arises from the fact that humility cannot be self-identified,
since it is defined by a regard for oneself that assigns greater importance
to others. When one is assessing one’s own humility then humility cannot be
This is why Ben FRanklin could not add humility to the list of virtues he
tried to achieve. He understood the paradox. bill w
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