Humility is the state of being free from pride or arrogance, assuming qualities of modesty and being down-to-earth or unassuming. It can also include putting the needs of others before your own, as well as not drawing attention toward yourself above others. Humility is not self-abasement or denial of one’s own capabilities and accomplishments, but rather a removal of self as the focus of attention. Humility is interpreted differently by various cultures, philosophies, and religions, but is commonly valued by the majority of traditions as a desirable trait.
Benjamin Franklin’s dilemma—one he passed on to the young United States—was how to achieve both greatness and humility at once. The humility James Madison learned as a legislator helped him to mold a nation, despite his reputation as a meek, timid, and weak man.
Humility, integrity, and hypocrisy are words people use a lot without really understanding what they mean. In this brief talk, Joe Sabini provides a simple way to understand each concept and explains how they relate to each other. Joe Sabini has lived in Reno, Nevada for his whole life.