Humility: The Foundation Of Wisdom

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There seems to be a prerequisite for humans to be humble, namely, one must not be rich and powerful.

It seems only natural to be humble when one has no power or wealth to boast about. It’s not that hard to look down when one has nothing to look up to.

Equally ‘natural’ seems the arrogance developed by those who have power and wealth of which they feel so proud of, even if they’ve just inherited it.

There is a natural inverse correlation between humility and wealth/power. The more power and wealth, the less humility and wisdom and vice-versa.

Real humility and, therefore wisdom, resides within those who, despite having amassed great power and wealth by their own effort and ingenuity, managed to remain humble and compassionate while surrounded by boot-lickers and overly deferential people.

There are few beings more pathetic than those individuals who boast of their power and riches.

In the same vein, there are few things more refreshing and exquisitely pleasant than those humans who, although very rich and powerful, behave humbly and compassionately.

The best example that comes to mind is that of the Son of the carpenter. He was the wealthiest man on earth, because he needed the least. And he was also the most powerful, because he could have become king of the world if he had wanted to. Yet, He chose to remain humble, compassionate, and wise.

Hence, humility is the foundation of wisdom.

We are all called to remain humble, compassionate, and wise by comprehending fully the fundamental purpose of our existence. This is the wisdom that allows us to remain humble and compassionate.

We are much more than just our body. Our body is just the vehicle to help us travel through this dimension of time/space.

Some people argue that life is not fair, and yet, no one can escape from it alive!

Here’s To A Rich, Powerful, Compassionate And Humble You!

JC Wandemberg Ph.D.

President & Founder

Sustainable Systems International

About the author: Dr. Wandemberg is an international consultant, professor, and analyst of economic, environmental, social, managerial, marketing, and political issues. For the past 30 years Dr. Wandemberg has collaborated with corporations, communities, and organizations to integrate sustainability through self-transformation processes and Open Systems Design Principles, thus, catalyzing a Culture of Trust, Transparency, and Integrity.

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