Thursday, May 04, 2006

Journey called Life... (Part 18 : Humbleness)

During the course of my life, i had met many people who are arrogant and will never learn from their own mistakes... and i admit that i am sometimes also one of them...

A few weeks ago, Joey told me directly that he sensed arrogance within me, and that is a wake-up call for me... I had always taken myself as somehow better than others around me, but to reflect again, I still have a lot to learn from the world...

This is where humbleness comes in... Being humble is an attitude that says to yourself, the things around you are your teacher, and that you have a lot to learn from them, either directly or indirectly... So far, i had been learning a lot about life through all the things that are surrounding me... froom nature and also from fellow humans...

During the discussions with Joey, we had concluded that arrogance is the main factor that will stop you from learning more. With arrogance comes the feeling that you are superior than others. From then on you will start to look down on them, and will also lose the interest to mix around with them. From then on you will be more and more separate from them... This is how many of us had lost our good friends...

Humbleness is one of the quality that I had been practising within myself... There are a lot more to life than just eating to live or living to eat... Life is about learning, learning about how to make out the best out of it so that we ourselves are happy. And through humbleness i had been happy all this while... To be able to learn from nature : the sounds of leaves singing with the wind, the sound of rains dripping onto the grasslands... to be able to appreciate these we also need to stay at the ground and not flying off to anyplace in the sky... Happiness doesn't come through complexity, it somes through simplicity... and it the quality of humbleness that will help you to stay at the ground... It is the roots that will hold you and stablize you, not floating somewhere up there...

True, there are times when I am not mindful enough to stop myself from feeling superior to the others, but please, when you think there is something wrong with me, tell me directly, and i shall correct myself.... ;)

-See Hua-
Let's create a world filled with LOVE

2 comments:

  1. kangarooMay 08, 2006

    I agree. Being humble is the key feature in learning. A humble person can learn, not only from other's mistakes, but also by sharing one's joys, pains and emotions.

    A friend will approach you for help, simply because you are humble, and ready to listen to his problem and to share his emotions. Sharing and caring, are amongst the good qualities that a humble person can learn.

    By sharing this piece of thought, may everyone be humble to learn, and learn to be humble. =p

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  2. the fool never learns, the clever learsn from his own mistakes. the wise, however, learn from others' mistakes...

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