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Humility, Pride and Knowledge

  1. Jan 25, 2010 #1
    Humility makes one focus on what is not known and so keeps increasing ones knowledge. Pride makes one focus on what is known and thus stagnates ones knowledge.
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  3. Jan 25, 2010 #2


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    Humility recognizes the knowledge of the unknown, while pride recognizes knowledge of the known.
  4. Jan 25, 2010 #3


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    Humility makes you realize someone always knows more than you. Pride makes you think (perhaps erroneously) the number of people that know more than you is small.
  5. Jan 25, 2010 #4
    Humility is being aware of one's own ignorance. And pride is being aware of other people's ignorance.
  6. Jan 25, 2010 #5
    The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it.
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