Don't let pride fool you....


People often get so full of themselves – the things they do, the beliefs they hold, the proclamations they make – that they lose sight of themselves and their core values. You see it in those who gain stature and then try to maintain it, often, at all costs: they are not so much proud of what they do as of who they are, or are perceived to be. Maybe that’s why politicians become dogmatic rather than seek consensus; or why singers and actors, known mostly for one genre, have such difficulty changing with the times; or why some people have trouble accepting a more appropriate and obvious opposite of their current beliefs. It’s pride – that thing that keeps whispering in your ear “you’re right” when your heart and head know you’re not; and why humility – the gyroscope in your conscience – is so important. That’s why it’s ok to be right, when you are; and so important to admit the truth, when you’re wrong. Don’t let your pride make you artificial… allow humility to make you real today.