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TOPIC 24: HUMILITY IS NOT STUPIDITY; PRIDE IS FRAGILITY
Humility cost us nothing, but earns us an undefinable respect. Most people ignorantly take humility for stupidity. Some people take them for fool. Some people say they are weak, sluggish and naive. Let me hint you today, the most humble people in the society are most times the smartest people. Humility is simply wisdom.
Have you ever wondered what it means to be humble? What it takes to be humble? Or is it even necessary to be humble? Humility is the quality of not thinking that you are better than other people. Humility goes beyond greeting people or running errands for them. Humility comes from your heart and not just how to behave around people. You can choose to obey orders or show respect to others, not because you want to, but because you might get scolded, which is not meant to be.
Money, Fame, Beauty, Position, Age or whatever you've been privileged to have shouldn't make you to look down on others. Life is full of diversity; we cannot always have exactly the same thing in life. Because someone is not as good as you are in what you do doesn't mean they can't be better than you in something else. No matter how proud a peacock is because of its feathers, it can never fly as high as a vulture which is usually referred to as an unattractive bird. We are meant to complement each other and not compete with each other.
According to Gani Fawehinmi (SAN), who said "this world is like a looking glass; it shows you whatever you place in front of it", likewise your attitude towards people will determine how you will be treated.
Humble people are not the type that talk out their abilities or capabilities. They are not the ones that do things for people to notice their presence at all cost. They aren’t the ones that brag on things they can or cannot do. They don’t underestimate, belittle or look down on people around them.
Humble people easily overlook what others would ordinarily not. They observe and ruminate more on the things going on in their environment. They are the ones that some up life as nothing but vanity.
Humility attracts people toward us; pride scares them away. It makes people eager to help us in time of need. Pride will never let you seek for help even when you need it badly. It makes you feel no one has a better idea of how to solve your problem than you, which is why it is usually said that "pride goes before a fall". People who show respect despite your arrogance are just giving their honor to the position you hold, not you.
Being humble does not make you stupid. Choosing not to think you’re better than others with what you have does not mean you don’t know what you are doing. It simply shows that you are not controlled and intoxicated by material things. When you look down on people, you tend to see only their weaknesses. Instead of doing this, why not try to look up to them for you to be able to see their strength and learn from it. Stupidity and humility are entirely two different words, which are not related in any way.
Stupidity is a behavior that shows a lack of thought or good judgment. Some people might take you for granted when you show humility towards them but this shouldn't change your personality because not everyone will think the same way you do. Don't let people's negative attitude towards you change your positive thinking. Humility is not stupidity.
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