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Short Read: On Humility and a Culture in Crisis
Alex Olshonsky | 10 minutes
One of the biggest challenges we face in modern culture is a lack of humility. “Humility” is an ancient word derived from the Latin root humus, meaning “of the earth.” It represented living close to the soil, grounded by the gravity of the elements rather than by the loftiness of the human ego.
Every religious tradition extols the virtue of humility.
The jellyfish was the first animal to figure out that nerves were an obvious thing to make sure you had, and it had the world’s first nervous system—a nerve net.
- Tim Urban, Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future
Chances are, at some point in your life, you’ve tried to change your behavior through sheer willpower. And chances are, you also failed miserably. Don’t feel bad! This is what happens most of the time.