This week’s prompt for
In Other Words:
At home, I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know.
Humble people, I have found, don’t get very far.”
I can’t say I agree with the man.
I guess it depends on your definition of humble and success.
If by humble you mean someone who feels
insignificant, unimportant, or inferior;
then it is true they won’t get far.
But if a humble person is one who
is modest, unpretentious, polite, and respectful;
there is nothing to say they will not go far.
If being successful is measured only by
wealth, fame, or one’s position and status, honors and triumphs;
being humble would, perhaps be difficult, but not impossible.
It may be that humble people do not seem as successful as prideful people
because they do not tell the world, in all available news and social media,
of their achievements, accomplishments, and prosperity.