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I’ll say it again:
Humility simply requires a man to think of his abilities and his actions as no greater, and no lesser, than they really are. Real humility then mandates that a man knows and is completely honest with himself.

Most people just are. Most places just are. Most things just are. I’m the one bringing baggage to the party. My judgements and predispositions color the situation.

Perfect Example: There are days when my asshole supervisor says something smarmy and ignorant, and it just doesn’t bother me. I assign no importance to his behavior; barely give it a thought. The next day he can say the exact same thing, and I’ll have to restrain myself from ripping out his throat with a staple remover.

What’s changed? Certainly not my boss. Day-in, day-out, he’s a douchebag. That’s a constant. What’s different is my reaction.

Now, I can return to my office in one of two ways:
1. Angerly mumbling and clenching my fists.
2. Softly chuckling and shaking my head.

Whether I choose one or two, my boss doesn’t care. He’s still a douchebag. But, depending on my choice, I can have a good morning or a miserable one.

When I’m prideful, I choose 1.
When I’m humble, I choose 2.

For the longest time, I didn’t understand that there was a second option.

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