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Socrates said,

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing".

Humility is a hard word to define, but even harder to put into practice. It’s something that has been practiced by humanity’s greatest teachers and thinkers for thousands of years. But, if one is a seeker of wisdom, one probably is already practicing this important virtue. But, it starts when one empties oneself. It starts when we realize that this self-emptying makes one honest with oneself and one's environment. In fact, honesty might be the key sign that one possesses humility.

From humility, we realize that we don’t know everything. Then we become curious. One asks questions. One learns. Then, the more we learn and the more we apply what we learn, the better we get at life. That is wisdom – knowing what to do to create the life we want for ourselves, our family, and our world.

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Humility helps one to care less about who is right or wrong.
When one desires wisdom, one doesn’t care where it comes from.
Humility teaches us not to care about who wins.
Humility is the pride-killer.
It shows that one doesn’t know much.
Even if one hits rock-bottom, humility still helps one, to be honest.
Humility stops one from taking things for granted.
Humility makes one grateful.

Also, one will stay positive in situations where one has lost. Humility helps one treat people the way they should be treated. It’s hard to put others first, but the future of humanity depends on how much we value each other. When we are humble ourselves, one is better able to see the true value of others. This creates trust, and trust is the foundation for a cohesive, peaceful, and happy society.

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