Oh Lord, It's Not Hard to Be Humble by John Hansen

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  1. surovi99 profile image84
    surovi99posted 16 months ago

    Read this remarkable and educative article by John on how it is possible for us to be humble. Here is the link:
    https://hubpages.com/education/Oh-Lord- … -Be-Humble

    John, I love the way you bring the terms humbleness, humility, ego, self-esteem and believing others' point of views into play. I learned a lot, and I agree there is something to learn from others always, and in that they are superior to us. Humbleness always pays off. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for sharing this, Rosina. I am glad you learned a lot from this article.

  2. ravirajan01 profile image94
    ravirajan01posted 16 months ago

    Excellent article, John. It reminds me of a profound quote by Rabindranath Tagore
    "We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility."

    Humility is tough to practice, while ego is very easy. I loved your poem in which you differentiated between the two foes. Self-Esteem is again a different kettle of fish altogether, and there is a thin line between the two before self-esteem becomes the ego and propels us into self-destruct mode.

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful thoughts

    THanks, Rosina for sharing John's work.

  3. Jodah profile image90
    Jodahposted 16 months ago

    You offer great insight, Ravi, and the quote from Rabindranath Tagore is indeed profound.

  4. Peggy W profile image96
    Peggy Wposted 16 months ago

    What a beautiful poem and such wise words you have written, John.  We can all learn from others and should strive to be open to ideas and new experiences.  Being humble is truly a gift to ourselves as well as others.  Thanks Rosina for sharing John's latest post.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Hello Peg, thank you for echoing these lessons so clearly. I am glad you enjoyed the poem.

  5. AliciaC profile image91
    AliciaCposted 16 months ago

    John has raised some excellent points that are definitely worth considering. He’s created a thought-provoking article. I certainly intend to think about what he has said!

    Thanks for sharing the article, Rosina.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Linda, I am always pleased when something I write is labelled “thought provoking.” That is a big compliment, so thanks.

  6. vocalcoach profile image92
    vocalcoachposted 16 months ago

    Thanks, John, for your thoughts on humility. An ego is a sneaky fellow. You've made some valuable points.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Audrey. Yep the ego sure can sneak up on you unannounced. Gotta always be on guard.

  7. ChitrangadaSharan profile image89
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months ago

    Hello John,
    It’s a wonderful article, and you have touched upon some significant human traits. Humbleness, humility, ego, self esteem are difficult to explain, but you have highlighted them beautifully both in your write up and poem.
    Thank you for the excellent read.
    Thank you Rosina.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Hello Chitrangada. As you say, it isn’t easy to explain these personality traits (is that what they are) or learned attitudes, so It’s good to know I succeeded. I find it sad that some people see humility as an undesirable trait and a sign of weakness, and actually took offence to this article.

  8. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 15 months ago

    You did an excellent write up on this subject John.

    It is best to not focus on our shortcomings and know our own worth.
    We can get past anything.

    Humility and ego...
    Ego can get the best of some people.
    Always having to win & never accepting others.

    I do think we do have them both, but that trick is to balance them.

    As you say...having self esteem definitely helps.
    One accepts himself & is still willing to learn from others.

    Great writing.

  9. Jodah profile image90
    Jodahposted 15 months ago

    Thank you for reading this, Brenda. I also appreciate your insightful comment, with I agree with totally.

  10. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 15 months ago

    Your welcome John...
    I'm trying to get a little caught up...but I'm sure I'll still miss alot of wonderful reads.


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