Humility and empathy are two of the most carelessly used words in the English language. For terms that are commonly uttered, they aren’t easily noticeable in daily human activity.
We must take these two concepts seriously because these human traits made our harmonious coexistence possible.
Everyday, we complain and blab about how other people screwed up life for them. We criticize and tactlessly question ideas that differ from our own.
There is nothing humble about doing those things and they’re damn sure ain’t synonymous with empathizing.
Humility isn’t just about avoiding bragging or sounding cocky. Humility is acknowledging that you have limitations that can be other people’s advantage. Your weak point can be another person’s forte.
Humility is asking help when you obviously need help. We’re only human and we’re meant to work together. Although all motion starts from within, one can only reach so far without another person’s hand.
Humility is the opposite of hubris and bigotry.
Empathy, meanwhile, is simply putting yourself on another person’s shoes. It isn’t just feeling pity or happiness for other people. On common cases, the best people to relate with are those who’ve been through what you’ve been through because they’re the ones who’ll most likely understand one another easily.
When there are differences between you and other people, it’s not your duty to spitefully dismiss the validity of their ideas, choices, or the lives they chose to live. Rather, you must first see the world from their eyes and find the basis of their ideas.
The journey to harmonious coexistence is an open-ended one. Once you’ve humbled down and truly empathized with your fellow man, the only way to conclude things is to do nothing detrimental to humility and harmony themselves.