There are 3 questions in this category.
How can I reconcile the idea of liking myself (in order for others to like me) with the virtue of humility and the subsequent entailing necessity of despising myself and my sinful acts, the product of my imperfect nature?
How do we differentiate between humbleness, taught and recommended by our church, and the natural desire to be successful and recognized, not just by God, but by others for our accomplishments and achievement? Does the latter cancel the former?
Is it wrong to "defend" myself when I am yelled at, blamed, or punished wrongfully or unnecessarily by others including my head servants and my parents? Also, is it wrong for me to take a step forward in the service by leading others into various organizational activities even though I myself have not been entrusted to such a role Lastly, does it go against humility to share my ideas and knowledge before others in, for example, a spiritual meeting, church discussion, or gathering of friends? Being humble is not easy...any advice?
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