"Humility may be the most difficult virtue to learn and maintain. As a society we reward arrogance and “attitude”; and our heroes tend to be loud and brash sports figures, millionaire developers, movie stars, and the like—those kinds of people don’t know, or don’t want to know, what humility is. But of all the virtues, humility is the one that life will teach us if we don’t learn it of our own accord.
A humble person rarely stumbles, the old ones say, because such a person walks with face toward the Earth and can see the path ahead. On the other hand, the arrogant man who walks with his head high to bask in the glory of the moment will stumble often because he is more concerned with the moment than what lays ahead.
The burden of humility is light because a truly humble person divests himself of the need for recognition. The burden of arrogance, on the other hand, grows heavier day by day.
In sharing the journey of life, travel with the humble person on the quiet path."
~ Joseph M.Marshall III, The Lakota Way
Sincerest thanks to Scott Swimmer of Drumstrong for the share.