Let us take pride in being humble so that our influence will spread humility to future generations.
We often underestimate the power of our influence. Not just on the younger generation, but to everyone around us. It says in Proverbs 18:12, "Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor."
That is why a humble king is more successful than a prideful one. Humility leads to honor. A humble king is smart enough to accept his advisors' advice, while a prideful king will rely on his wisdom.
A humble king can learn from defeat to ensure victory in the next battle while a prideful king will sacrifice his whole army for a battle out of reach.
I've been humbled a lot in my life, and it took me 25 years to learn from the past mistakes. I have much more learning to do and an unlimited amount of wisdom to acquire, but I know now that the first rule to gaining wisdom is humility.
The humbler you are, the more wisdom you will acquire. As we grow older, we begin to influence the people around us. We may not know it, but we leave marks around the world that cannot be erased. These marks are in the minds of the people we influence.
That is why humility is vital for our success as a people. A leader does not start a leader; a humble follower who acquired the wisdom to lead.
Before you can be a great teacher, you must be a humble student. I am sure we have all heard the expression the loudest man in the room is the one who is the most scared.
Well, that is what we have become. We spend so much time talking about how great we are that we forget to put in the hours to be great.
When did swag become more important than talent?
Most likely, around the same time, pride became more important than humility.
Why do we spend more time on looking successful than being successful?
Maybe it is because we are too proud to show that we are working hard to survive.
That's why we need to take more pride in being humble because if we act too essential to learn something, we will miss out on learning something important.