Discussion in 'Remember When?' started by Karen_J, Sep 1, 2013.

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  1. Karen_J

    Karen_J Visitor

    Remember the concept of humility? It’s been many years since I’ve seen it practiced, but I do vaguely recall a time when people would sometimes ask a question, and listen to the answer, rather than expressing anger that the whole world wasn’t paying attention to their lectures and rants.
  2. themnax

    themnax Senior Member

    yes, i remember people realizing we can't expect more from each other, then we are willing to give ourselves. i'm not so sure its humility to listen to the same lies over and over we've all heard so many times before though. or even the best thing for our own mental health to constantly do so.
  3. BlackBillBlake

    BlackBillBlake resigned HipForums Supporter

    Maybe online communication actually promotes that kind of attitude in some. Its easy to just rant or to ignore the other persons point of view when you are not actually face to face.

    But I dont think that the social values of today really do much to proclaim humility or modesty (a word I like better for some reason] as a virtue, or something for which to aspire. The contrary in fact. A good example would be this whole culture of minor celebrities, mainly non entities with enormous egos.

    I dont mean modesty in any sense of a kind of silly or exagerated self abnegation, but in the sense of politeness, of knowing ones own limitations. Not simply asuming that one has all the asnwers.

    But I fear, there is no end to human arrogance.
  4. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

    Then we will never reach the next level...
  5. BlackBillBlake

    BlackBillBlake resigned HipForums Supporter

    Maybe the next level is beyond the human.

    Or maybe I was speaking in a rhetorical manner.
  6. Jimmy P

    Jimmy P bastion of awesomeness

    Nope, must have been before my time.
  7. odonII

    odonII O

    I have humility. Always.
  8. thedope

    thedope glad attention Lifetime Supporter

    Lot's of things going on like why wouldn't our conclusions be as quick as our food, in a food for thought kind of way.
  9. I like to think that I'm humble--yet outspoken.
  10. odonII

    odonII O

    Large green letters certainly promote the idea you are humble yet outspoken.
  11. I like the colour green.

    Also, I haven't found this particular font-style to be as legible as it is when I've increased the size of the text.

    Besides, I remember urging others to question authority on more than one occassion.
  12. odonII

    odonII O

    Me too. Well, not that particular shade of green - a darker shade of green.


    It's a bitch to edit, though. Usually why I remove all added fonts and colours...
  13. So everyone was more humble back in the when the 80s?

    The 80s was the most selfish decade, people are more humble now
  14. odonII

    odonII O

    Maybe you have watched 'Wall Street' one to many times : /
  15. Personally, I prefer lime green. =)

    It's no sweat for Me, and I find it to be easier to read; plus, it's pretty. =P

    I suppose that it wouldn't be too much extra effort to just tag every line.
  16. Jimmy P

    Jimmy P bastion of awesomeness

    Everything was better back in the day.. Politicians were noble, prices were reasonable, and children respected their elders.
  17. Fairlight

    Fairlight Banned

    The typeface you have chosen looks like the typeface you get on an old manual typewriter...No bad thing in itself,but it looks kind of odd.
  18. Karen_J

    Karen_J Visitor

    Not everyone.

  19. odonII

    odonII O


    Why should I? Why should I when 99.9% of the forum doesn't alter their font (etc)? Do you want me to single you out for special treatment? We are talking about humility.
  20. Clearly, there has been some miscommunication.

    I wasn't suggesting that you do anything, odon.
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