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Oct 19, 1996 03:58 PM
by liesel f. deutsch

> If someone else were to think I was important, I would attempt to make myself
>unimportant through humility, and by showing them how they are in sat my
>equal.  I wish to be equal with all humanity, but not equally egotistical.

Scuse me, John, in all humility, I think I AM IMPORTANT. As long as Jesse
Jackson goes around telling black kids to say "I AM SOMEBODY", and as long
as Serge King tells me that if you don't know what to heal in a person, you
start healing their self-confidence, because many of people's ailments come
from lack of it, I'm going to go around thinking that I am important. Where
I get humble is when I see another human being who has learned to do things
better than I. I also get humble when I remember that, in spite of all that
I have learned & achieved, I still have a long ways to go. I happen to think
that most people who act humble are acting, because they think it's the
thing to do, but they don't have the foggiest as to what real humility is.
Humility, I think isn't something you acquire consciously, you just have it.
I'm not saying I have it, I'm saying I've had the good fortune of meeting
people who were truly humble.


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