Keeping my balance

Pride and humility have been two elements that have had a tenuous a tug-of-war battle of sorts in my life. Strangely enough, they have experienced difficulty with their co-existence, much to my dismay.

In my life I have had a heavy servings of pride, but not unlike a child with a mandate to eat his vegetables; I have chosen to sneer, purse my lips and fold my arms at the prospect of walking in tandem with humility. “I don’t wanna!” Is what I seemed to say…

As time elapses I’ve been privy to a host of watershed moments that have been instrumental in the embrace of the realization; that I’m not as smart as I think.

My Grandmother is always apt to say “That sometimes we are so smart, that we’re stupid”. Knowing this is nothing short of liberating, but taking the next step towards implementation is fraught with risk.

On the contrary…

It is the pride in the lessons that humility have imparted that guides our steps and ensures; empowerment instead of failure.

The Pride and Humility balance is what I’ve been searching for….

I haven’t kept my balance on a consistent basis.


That is the true definition of the PH balance … Forget about your dandruff, Head & Shoulders won’t help you here, this goes deeper than that.

6 thoughts on “Keeping my balance

  1. Pride and humility…. whew, that’s a big one. Acknowledging the need and making a dedicated choice to be that are half the battle. consider it won! But never forgetting. Thanks for the reminder. I needed that. Great post!

    This just in: your blog is awesome!


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About Shun P. Writes

Author, Amateur Genealogist, Writer, Poet, possessor of 2 cents, blogger and eternal student of life, who harbors a firm belief in his Grandmother's mantra that: "People need to get off of their rump and do something". All while keeping in mind that a cheering section will often get in the way.