posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 01:49 AM
Long ago, I used to think that if I remained humble, then others would reflect that back to me.
Like in The Brady Bunch, after a problem has arisen and been solved, we'd each take turns proclaiming where we saw our own part in it and what we
In my own family though, I would take my turn, then everyone would look at me and say, "Okay. It's all your fault."
The humbleness didn't go around. I just ended up being the floor mat most of the time. People want to sound spiritual and say that is just fine, but
realistically, if you are being treated this way by everyone, real logistical problems arise- you can't be of much aid or support to anyone if you
are being drained and abused non-stop; you won't have the respect or power you need to even fulfill those roles (consider a parent for example,
unable to protect or guide their children, due to their lack of assertiveness).
Being humble doesn't mean refusing the self- it means realizing that you are a self among other selves- that we all have the right to our own
thoughts, opinions, personalities- and that our behaviors are only limited by their effect upon those around us.
No one else has to be humble. But I will now stand up for myself with full acknowledgment that my opinion is MINE- it is not universal law and no one
else has to adhere to it.
This is my opinion only. But my opinion is essential... to me.