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By Robert A. Stebbins

ISBN-10: 1787147584

ISBN-13: 9781787147584

a chief subject operating via this publication is that we won't comprehend the virtues of humility and modesty with out an both strong figuring out of the vices of hubris and self-esteem. All 4 attitudes convey vanity, which prospers within the soil of accomplishment. success is valued in any not easy box, be it artwork, technology, game, leisure, company, politics, faith, or management. And it truly is for that reason by myself that achievers are likely to talk about their excellence or will be compelled to debate it while others inquire approximately it or comment on it. through those routes success and conceit floor usually within the varied educational and political exchanges that spawn humility/modesty or hubris/conceit.

Achievement in a decent job could be a extraordinary own milestone bathed in confident feelings, the place within the smooth global individualism and individuation are extensively valued. it might even be fabulous for people within the achiever’s kin, social community, neighborhood, or society once they are favorably affected. yet during this publication, while refracted via 3 extra analytic lenses – individualism and individuality, large- vs small-picture pondering, and tolerance and compromise – the expression of achievement-based vainness takes on a few startling new dimensions.

One of them is that, on the hubris/conceit finish of the continuum of the expression of vanity, dialogue dangers changing into uncivil, because of the unpleasant ways in which fulfillment is usually conveyed (e.g., boasting, identify calling, depreciating others’ comparable achievements). furthermore, such can change into significantly unproductive. Or as Leo Tolstoy as soon as placed it: “Conceit is incompatible with understanding.”

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