Success & Humility

“Let us be thankful for the fools.  But for them the rest of us could not succeed.”

Mark Twain

Typical of Twain, there is a great deal of insight in this humor.  Interesting how critical observations seem so much more palatable if they are conveyed disguised in humor!  The message of course assumes one is capable of effectively distinguishing between the fools and the non-fools.  If I am honest I have to profess the limits to my proficiency at that task.  Also, it recognizes that the grading is on a curve.  In a given setting it may not be that I am so good so much as the others are not.   All of which points to yet more reasons to embrace humility, to (tongue in cheek) strive to be the most humble person in the universe.

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