"In our competitive modern culture people are always trying to assert themselves over others. Life is a struggle to get to the top of the pile or to stay as high on the pile as possible. In this insecure culture humility is seen as a weakness. But in fact humility – to be humble- is a great virtue and a sign of inner strength and security. Humility is also a corner stone of the learning process, because in order to learn you have to let go of the idea that you know better. In order to learn from another person you have to humble yourself and let go of the assumption that you are better or know more. To be humble means to make yourself vulnerable and open to reality".
reproduced by permission of Hans Menck: