Q: I’ve heard that the Bible says somewhere that we should try to be humble, but how do you go about doing it? I admit I have a problem with pride sometimes, but I’m not sure I know how to deal with it. — H.R.W.
A: Humility is often regarded as a virtue in our society. I think there are certainly many situations where acting humbly is admirable. This can be difficult because it often requires one to defer to others’ opinions or authority. If the “others” are people you respect or love, you may want to behave this way to support them. Acting in this manner may also cause others to respect you more. However, there are other situations where it is important to be assertive to ensure that the right course of action is taken. You’ll have to decide for yourself how to act in specific circumstances.
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