A wise and humble person knows how to say ‘hi’
No-brainer? I don’t think so. So many people don’t care to say ‘hi’ anymore these days. You tend to pass someone by, someone you know and sometimes something in us says “Let him/her be the one to say ‘hi’ first, afterall, if that person doesn’t reciprocate it’s gonna humiliate you and hurt your pride.”
The Bible says that in the last days, the love of the people will grow cold. We are seeing it now with our own lives. People are cold. Even those who know each other tend to just pass each other by when they cross paths. People who knows how to say ‘hi’ are rare and humility can be seen in their initiative to do so.
A wise and humble person knows when to ‘say it’ and how to ‘say it’ | He knows that saying it is ‘humility in words’
I wrote an article about ‘Saying It’ in this blog. Wise and humble people knows when and how to ‘say it’ because they know that wisdom and humility doesn’t just come in actions or deeds but it must also take the form of words. Even if your humility is painfully obvious in your actions, unless you know how to ‘say it’ it can never be complete.
A wise and humble person knows when, how and who to cry for help | He knows that this life needs help
Someone who’s drowning and doesn’t cry for help is someone who doesn’t want to be humiliated even if he knows he’s helpless. The people around him can see that he is indeed in need, but because his pride is in the way, he would rather drown. Does it do him any good? No.
A wise and humble person knows that he has to cry for help at some points in his life. And when he does, it humiliates him BUT his dependence on the help-giver is the real strength of a man. It is the harder thing to do to set aside your pride and cry for help.
A wise and humble person listens
Someone who is devoid of love tends to keep talking about himself or herself – things would come out braggy and proud. A wise and humble person knows how to discipline himself to keep his mouth shut and listen – knowing that the other person might impart wisdom in any way. Not talking about yourself and encouraging the other person to talk is a great form of uncommunicated humility.