Cultivating humility as a valueWe often carry certain things along with us, and do not understand that these can be detrimental to our own life. One of such weaknesses is our ego.
What is an ego, really? Ego relates to the exaggerated importance that we give to ourselves. This gets reflected in various. Most often, the spoken word is as dangerous as the exhibited body language, and when this adds fuel to the fire, we have lost friends, opportunities to make a definite impression and so on. We get into our comfort zones, mostly unconscious of what is going around us.
Humility, then is the worst casualty. We need to understand that being humble and simple, can win millions of hearts. For example, Rajnikanth, the Superstar of South Indian films, is known to be a very humble person. He can carry with grace, any situation and does not react to even the worst criticism. He never makes any personal criticism of anyone, particularly those from the film industry, or now engaged in active politics, irrespective of whatever political party that person might belong to. He gives a huge amount of respect to women as well.
Cricketers like M S Dhoni, and Sachin Tendulkar, always praise their teams. The former never talks harsh language in any situation. He is always referred to as "Mr Cool". The latter, who is already a religion, does not make any sound about his contribution to charitable causes.
We should learn a lot from such celebrities. Humility, when practiced, helps us to develop a big image of ourselves. Others are drawn to us as a matter of fact, and we are often sought after for advise, for help or whatever.
Humility, also prompts even strangers to help us in times of need. There are thousands who help accident victims, visit them in hospitals and silently care for the dead. Organizations in Coimbatore city, doing this as a routine, do not ever make any publicity. In fact, it is gratifying to note that there are several volunteers from among college students who happily chip in and do their duties without the minimum fuss or publicity.
Humility can also bring out the basic human good qualities like compassion, remaining cool even in tense times, never hurting others, and living a life that is most meaningful in terms of wider acceptance from society. Our character does undergo a massive transformation.
Hence, let us all learn to be very humble, and cultivate this as a habit.