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What does it mean to be humble?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (19441points) September 26th, 2020

What is it?

Humor and serious answers welcome.

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Darth_Algar's avatar

Well a simple question with no other context or details isn’t much of a conversation starter. Perhaps begin with describing what humble means to you.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Darth_Algar Now I am embarrassed and livid. I will wait for someone else to answer. I will flag my question as, “doesn’t prompt a thoughtful discussion”

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

To be humble is to not feel that other people owe you too much, or sometimes anything at all.

rockfan's avatar

Being humble is being modest, but still having the emotional intelligence to receive compliments well

Darth_Algar's avatar


That was a tip, not a criticism. Don’t take things so personally.

Jeruba's avatar

One guideline is that humility means a right understanding of your position in relation to others.

It doesn’t mean self-abasement or self-effacement. Basically it means seeing yourself honestly.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Darth_Algar Ok. I just have too much free time and looking to figure out how to wait till covids over. Might be years.

filmfann's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 Did @Darth_Algar ‘s reply make you feel humbled?
I am really incredibly humble. I’m probably the most humble guy in the world, if not in all of history. If they build a statue of humbleness, they’d want me to pose for it, but I wouldn’t cause I am so humble.

SergeantQueen's avatar

I am more humble than @filmfann

raum's avatar

I’m more humble than @filmfann and @SergeantQueen combined.

I’m so humble. Kendrick Lamar practically wrote that song about me.~

Brian1946's avatar

I’m even less humble than the Popular Vote LOOZER occupating the White House!

rockfan's avatar

Love this parody song by Lonely Island:

jca2's avatar

Humble means not to brag, and not to constantly talk about “I, I, I.”

raum's avatar

@rockfan Lonely Island is brilliant.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I think Obama was supremely confident AND humble.

Jeruba's avatar

I am too humble to mention how humble I am.

Dutchess_III's avatar

My dad used to sing a song that went, “Lord, it’s hard to be humble, when you’re perfect in every way. I can’t to look in the mirror, cause I get better looking each day!”

He also sang, “Everything is beautiful, especially AJ!” That was his name. Stood for Alfred Joseph.

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