Saturday, 8 November 2014
The sayings "pride comes before a fall"and "humility is a true test of one's patience"are both expressive in their own ways.
Pride makes you think you are already up there.When you are up there,it is very difficult and somewhat impossible for you to see what's above you.You are not even able to see below you and it's only a matter of time before you fall off.
The moment you get to thinking you can do everything you want to or you are better than other people,it's only a matter of time before you start making mistakes and destructions that comes with pride,thus following.
Pride is an inwardly directed emotion that carries two common meanings.With a negative connotation,pride refers to an inflated sense of one's personal status or accomplishments,synonymous with hubris.With a positive connotations,pride refers to a satisfied sense of attachment toward one's own or another's choices and actions or towards a whole group of people.
However,as human beings,you need a lot of care and caution to be taken into consideration and ability to put your ears to the ground.
Pride can be a virtue but when it becomes a vice,it I'd often termed vanity or vain glory,which had sent many men to their early and unfortunate downfall.
Humility,on the other hand,helps you see both what's above and beneath you.It gives a clear cut view of life and its contents.
Humility needed not to be over emphasized ,as every man born of a woman,achieves a lot through subjecting himself to humility.
It mustn't be imposed on anyone as when it is done,it is no longer humility but humiliation.The concept of humility addresses intrinsic self-worth,relationship,socialization as well as perspective.
"Acting with humility does not in anyway deny our own self worth,rather,it affirms the inherent worth of all person,"quoted from the Christian Bible Reference Site.
I took time out this week to study both pride and humility in their various positive and negative connotations .
Pride limits us and prevents us from becoming best and extraordinary or worthy to look upon by others,for we've already praised ourselves, raised our shoulders high,and dusted off what others might think,even at the expense of others.
Humility,on the other hand,helps us by giving room for us to become better and better everyday,without oppressing others in the process.
I choose humility,I pray you do the same.