Reply To: What is humility?


    Thank you Jack for posting that article on Ubuntu. I had forgotten about that philosophy. I’m glad you brought it to mind.

    I also think you are spot on with the distinction between individual and communitarian virtues. Curiously, I invert the viewpoint. Pride is an individualistic virtue – it is what keeps us accomplishing things. On the other hand, humility is a communitarian virtue that helps with social cohesion. A society with a lot of unbridled egos running amuck is a recipe for disaster. Kind of like some famous Silicon Valley Bros that come to mind.