After writing “The customer is always…” my friend challenged me; “why do you humble yourself so much?”
My answer was simple, admitting mistakes is not humbling myself, I replied. Making my point like in the case of AT&T does not give me the right to be unfriendly/nasty. On the other hand, I don’t back down to authority when I believe I am on the right, as stated in “My taxes at work”.
But going a step further, do I humble?
I have, I do.
Because I have learned that fighting for what I love and what is important to me ranks higher than satisfying the pettiness of my pride.
I am glad to have learned the difference.
I don’t see anything wrong with that. But, the message that is conveyed can at times be misunderstood into a free ride to walk all over one. Humbling can give the upper hand to others.
It can be seen by as a chance to overpower the weak, but humbleness is not about weakness.
Having the last word, yelling louder than others might be winning a quick insignificant battle but is the equivalent of ending empty, and in the end losing the war with our own self-respect.
Being humble is not an open gate to mistreatment and abuse, it is simply being more at peace with myself, retracing my steps in error, learning to be a better me.
“To become really great, one has to stand with people, not above them” Charles de Montesquieu
2 years ago