Well educated individuals are generally humble. Haven’t we heard this a lot? Well, there always exceptions to the rule. However, individuals who are learned, very knowledgeable, and experienced are also wise, and seldom arrogant.
In a way it is an upward spiral, being humble, means an open mind to learning. Learning from every opportunity, and every interaction, and after all there is so much learn from our individuals young and old. Learning is limitless, for such minds that recognise its value.
It is all about attitude. Carrying an attitude of “I know it all”, and very once is ignorant is a path to failure, and a journey towards limiting our potential to learn.
Humility/ being humble and polite in behaviour is a sign of inner strength and courage. I believe it is all about upbringing, it is about parenting, family, neighbourhood:elite or otherwise. Children are born innocent and what we make of them depends on the schooling, and the growing up period. Seldom will the nature of an individual change radically post a certain age, say 25?
Education plays a crucial role in personality development. it is also about who they idolise or get inspired by. Most individuals try to mirror the behavioural pattern of their idol/mentor.
Sometimes situations and challenges do influence the attitude, and behavioural changes. Life, always throws a challenge at you, when you least expect it. And that is when personal ego’s get tamed, and the mind opens up to absorb and imbibe all the good experiences, and build a mature and a balanced mindset.
As an Entrepreneur and in work life I have experienced that being polite and humble, learning to listen carefully, is what customers like, and the probability of earning respect and credibility is higher.
In summary, learning to be humble, living that culture, enables learning, wisdom and improves the probability of becoming successful. Education plays a crucial role in making this happen.
Educate to be humble. Be humble to become Educated.