Nadia Khaloof

2021 / 1 / 12

“you made it!”
From childhood we have learned to strive for success. We walk the steps of success to tell us you did it. As little kids we’re taught to do nothing but climb the ladder of success, we forget that most of the time we owe our success to the people around us. With each success, it’s not only your perseverance nor your talent that’s being tested, but it’s your humility as well.
We live with our arms stretch to help keep our balance, and when we look down to see our accomplishments. We want to see the moments of kindness that has bloomed from the shiny and not so shiny moments of our time on this earth.
The difference in someone who’s humble lies in their ability to choose between doing something for the praise of others´-or-for their own experience. Humility doesn’t feed off the compliments and tagged pictures of award ceremonies, it trudges through failures with open minds and outstretched patience. Humility branches from the ability to say “thank you.”
Humility, in various interpretations, is widely seen as a virtue which centers on low self-preoccupation,´-or-unwillingness to put oneself forward, so it is in many religious and philosophical traditions, it contrasts with narcissism, hubris and other forms of pride and is an idealistic and rare intrinsic construct that has an extrinsic side.
Entering a new place´-or-path you need to learn as much as possible as quickly as possible. Lingering prejudices and feelings of superiority hamper that. Daniel Everett, a gifted linguist, was failing to learn the language of the Paraha tribe in the Amazon, which stumped researchers for years. He failed because he approached it as a linguist and Christian missionary, from a position of superiority. He didn t master the language until he learned it like one of the Paraha s children, dependent on the tribe, and subject to the same restraints, inferiority, and need for support that they were.

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