Humility: Letting someone ahead of you in line when you see they are in a hurry is an act of humility. Cleaning the bathroom of your office, even though you own the company, is an example of humility. … An athlete who credits his success to his teammates, even though he has great skill, shows humility.

If you would like to learn how to re-balance your outlook on life, here are some pointers:

Listen and empathise – Listening empathetically to others shows you value them, and may clarify what you do and do not know.

Become more curious – Opening your eyes to all there is to learn, is itself humbling, and will help you recognise your strengths and weaknesses.

Volunteer – Helping those less fortunate will encourage appreciation of what you have and enrich your ability to empathise.

Forgive – Letting go of anger about the past frees energy, so you can be more vigilant and avoid future injustices, and if you feel able, help others who have experienced similar distress.

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