Today, humility is now understood as disgraceful and shameful. Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity. Humility is one of the seven Lakota virtues. In many Native American stories, you can detect that this is how the Natives thought of humility.
Some people in elementary school knew they wanted to be doctors. Classmates of mine in middle school expressed their desires to become teachers. And yet for freshman year me, I had no idea what my future would hold—and I was terrified. I had done decently academically, managed to swim without drowning, and could muster a couple songs on the violin. But in a larger sense, it often felt like I was going through the motions, living another day just to do so.
Humility makes people go from important to memorable. In order to have humility, you have to be able to put aside the views of society, you have to be able to forget about the risks, you have to be able to do what is right. When people think of humility, they often get confused with humiliation. Humiliation is being dishonored; Humility is the act of being humble. Criss Jami, an author and philosopher, on humility once said, “The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.”
Humility may be the most difficult quality to learn and maintain. As a society we reward arrogance and “attitude”; and our heroes tend to be loud and brash sports figures, millionaire developers, movie stars, and the like-those kinds of people who don’t know, or don’t want to know what humility is (Marshall,
In the fourth, and final, story he concludes his speech with a quote that convinces his audience that there are many different ways to go about life. His advice is to find your passion and to live your life doing what you love. Although some of Jobs's audience may disagree with his speech, he is right , because many people will live life regardless of what life throws their way. Nobody wants to die, yet when we choose to live, are we truly living our lives to the fullest?
How does one find that they are truly living their best possible life? Will their ultimate happiness be through chance? Or will it be through the effort that they put towards it? These are the types of questions that will more than likely roam through any individual 's mind at one point or another. In a fuss over whether or not it is up to us to make life worthwhile, or to just let fate take it’s course.
C.S. Lewis once said “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it 's thinking of yourself less.” This to me means humility is not thinking of yourself as much rather than feeling worse than yourself. Sometimes when I feel humility because I’m unable to do what others do I can’t help but feel very bad about myself. Normally, my pride and ego are damaged for weeks on end.
Humility is important because it motivates me to look for ways to improve, and accept that I will always have more to learn. I have completed seventy hours of volunteering before the beginning of my junior year. My fifty hours of service at the Shapleigh Community Library has shown me that mutual respect and humility for different age groups creates a positive working environment. As a ski school instructor at Mount Cranmore working with young skiers, I learned the power of patience and humor while maintaining safety. Mount Cranmore has invited me back to work this winter
This paper describes and analyzes a life review interview with an older adult. The purpose of this paper is to discuss, record and reflect on an older adult’s life in order to evaluate them on the last stage of Erik Erickson’s theory of psychosocial development; integrity versus despair. This paper will also focus on the elements of a life review as well as the reflections of the interview on the part of the author.
Both the author of Sommunbulist, Heron Jones and the author of “How not to get into to college” discuss the focus on career will seemingly provide intrinsic happiness. Firstly, Alfie Kohn warns parents and educators about the high and unattainable goals in future career paths students will set for themselves by saying, “Nor would this mode of existence end at college graduation. The horizon never comes any closer. They would have to struggle for the next set of rewards in order to snag the best residencies, the choosiest clerkships, the fast-track positions in the corporate world. Then would follow the most prestigious appointments, partnerships, vice-presidencies, and so on, working harder, nose stuck in the future, ever more frantic… until,
Humility is often misunderstood and view as weakness, but it’s the opposite. For example, there’s been cases where humble people are often seen in today’s “corporate culture as unassertive, passive types, there’s something truly powerful about them that we can all stand to emulate” (Holmes). Humble people are authentic. They’re not afraid to be themselves. Some people may think that humble people do not disclose who they really are.
The Life in your Years I once read a quote written by Abraham Lincoln saying “In the end, it’s not about the years in your life that count”. “It’s the life in your years”. I agree with Lincoln because It’s not about how long you live, it’s what you do in your lifetime that makes it count and be rememerable. One thing in my life that will have a huge impact in my whole career is college because going to college is going to determine just what I want to do for the rest of my life as a career.
Considering your lifetime goals, discuss how your current and future academic and extracurricular activities might help you achieve your goal.
What is the value of life? To me the value of life is cherishing every moment that comes to me. To make sure with every experience to take it to heart and learn some kind of lesson out of it. life is like a mountain, at certain points throughout the climb it is going to be really tough mentally and emotionally. Other times it’s going to be so easy fun and smoothe until… one hits that bump in the road again. We may think to ourselves the only option is to give up, to stop the climb and lose all complete motivation to continue. That’s when the friends and family are there to help us, to pick us up, and to help motivate us to continue the climb.