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    Humble Pie Meaning

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    Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word humble as, “Having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance.” Or “Of low social, administrative, or political rank.” This of course is a very generic social term of an adjective there is more to this word than meets the eye. Sometimes even being used as a verb, “To lower (someone) in dignity or importance.” However, it’s only found on a societal level, but also in various religions, philosophical ideals, cultures, and criticism around the world. Originating in Latin as “Humus” meaning grounded the word transformed into “Humilis” over time to mean low or lowly, we then get to the Old French derivative we all know today “Humble”. Many terms have been made from this word from humble pie to humility and even humbler, commonly used as a BDSM term for a physical restraint that prevents leg straightening. Making what once was a grade school lesson into something more complex than a simple word. In fact you will even find upon further research how influential a simple virtue can get. Welcome to the City of Humble, Texas! A suburb of Houston in Harris County with a population of fifteen thousand one hundred thirty-three people we can assume everyone here gets their humble pie and eats it too. Or what about The Humble Pie Store in Denver, Colorado. A little bakery serving up custom pies at your convenience. We can hope this is a reference to the 1969 band Humble Pie and if not you can feel humble in knowing the hipsters…

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    Quality Of Humility

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    According to Merriam-Webster, humility defines as the quality or state of showing humbleness. Humility, sometimes misunderstood and perceived as putting oneself down or in other situations thinking that someone shows better characteristics than someone else. Obsequiousness understood as not to call attention to oneself or do actions for praise; however, self-abasement should not make one feel worthless. Not everyone has the ability or manner to show humility. It displays itself via favorable…

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    Humility In The Odyssey

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    “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” C.S. Lewis describes humility as the ability to put others before yourself. People with humility and patience are able to learn from others and open their eyes to the world. The Odyssey, by Homer, proves this lesson. Odysseus, a soldier of the Trojan War, lacks the knowledge of humility before his journey. His arrogance leads him to yell to the Cyclops and anger Poseidon, who slows down Odysseus’ journey home.…

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    Humility In Beowulf

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    A hero is someone who did ordinary thing in an extraordinary way. through thousands of years of reading about heroes in Greek mythology. Seeing rights activist give their life for their cause. Heroes have helped and inspired people to do unbelievable things. Heroes are usually selfless and show humility through their entire life. Some heroes do not show humility till an eye opening experience, or even death . Humility is what separates a hero from a regular person. Ancient heroes, or epics had…

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    Humility In The Bible

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    intricately carved us from the dust, even though He knew we would betray Him. When he created us, he meant for us to worship Him and show His love to those around us, but sadly we have gone away from that. We are selfish and we decided that our wants were greater than those of our creator. We tend to focus too much on trivial things like our appearance, social status, technology, etc. Man is a complex creature that was handcrafted by God, so through analysis and comparison to the Word of God, we…

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    The Lakota culture has seven virtues, including humility. C.S. Lewis, author of Narnia, once said, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.” Many people associate humility with embarrassment and hanging your head. The actual definition of humility, however is, “a modest or low view of one’s own importance.” In the older times, humility was recognized just as the definition implies: modesty. Today, if one has humility it, is assumed he or she is disgraced or…

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    Using Humility and Emotion to as an Edge. In the great epic The Odyssey, Odysseus shows great humility and emotion as he communicates with his friendly peers. As Odysseus journeys down to the House of Death and speaks with the ghost of Achilles he pays respect to Achilles as he says,” But you, Achilles, there's not a man in the world more blest than you- there has been, never will be one" (11. 547-549). Odysseus, known as a big brave and gory figure, shows humility as he talks to the ghost…

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    competence claims, “I’m the expert.” Cultural competence is viewed as expertise. Cultural humility claims, “You’re the expert.” Cultural humility is viewed as communicating between cultural barriers, indicating that a client is their expert on their culture and mind. Tervalon and Murray-Garcia (2012) cite an assumption where providers who view their practice as culturally competent will consider their expertise over their client’s culture. Cultural competence will create a caring and…

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    Humility: Norm Analysis

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    Humility – almost every dictionary would define this word as having a low view of oneself in terms of the importance one has in their society, having come from the Latin word ‘humilis’ meaning low. The word is also usually synonymous to words such as meekness and unassertiveness. The word ‘humble’ itself can have a meaning of being in a low rank, according to its third definition in the Merriam-Webster dictionary and even when you search ‘humble definition’ in Google. However, the word is…

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    “Intellectual humility is when the critical thinker habitually recognizes the limits to their knowledge or experience. Before I took this class I had never heard of the intellectual traits for disciplined minds so it was very eye opening. As for intellectual humility, I would honestly say that I was somewhat arrogant in my thinking. I am currently working towards a better understanding and applying intellectual humility to my life. An example being this week when my dad and I were talking about…

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