Be humble...

Philippines
July 7, 2008 4:30am CST
I get up everyday humbled by the fact that there is so much that I don't know. I hate people who pretends to know everything. Especially here at work, there are many of them. They are all toying you because they know in themselves they know everything. If I can I want to kill them all. I don't know if they want us to impress with them, but in our minds we are not, they look like a nerd to me. You know why, because they are not open in helping others, they are so proud of what they had done instead of be humble and take initiative of helpings others who don't know how. What do you think of these people, do you think they will gain friends of being know it all kind people or if they will be humble and nice?
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11 responses
@paid2write (5204)
7 Jul 08
It is impossible for anyone to know everything. People who think they know evreything will never know how much they still have to learn. I learn something new every day. I know there are many things I know a little about and a few things I know a lot about, but I still want to learn more. People with knowledge should share it and help other people, not look down on them. It is not good to feel superior for knowing more than another person. Everyone has different things they know about. We can all teach each other and learn from each other. You are right to say that those people should be kinder to others and need to be more humble.
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
I hate them, how i wish they can read your post. Thanks for sharing this reply. We have to learn how to help one another and not to be selfish.
@muxicka (216)
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
10th place. XD I agree to you. (that's all that i could say.) lol
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
Thanks for agreeing! haha. Take care.
@wisedragon (2331)
• Philippines
7 Jul 08
I agree with you. A truly wise person knows how to listen to others, for it is through listening that we learn more. You also gain more friends by being humble than by being obnoxious.
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
Those people that I am pertaining to think they are popular at our company. Yes they are, but all of us hate them, so they have no true friends around.Thanks wisedragon!
• Philippines
7 Jul 08
good day... I tend to avoid these kind of people because they tend to bring out the worse rather the good in others. Granted they might know a lot or more than other people but one thing is for sure they don't and can't know everything because in order to do that you got to live at least a thousand years. Knowledge should be use to help others than to brag with. It is much appreciated when it helps people to understand than make them look stupid and small. I know what you feel instead of wanting to kill them just think that they're bragging because they're covering for something else. Proud people tend to be like that, they're bragging because they are insecure of something. Your guess is as good as mine.
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
Yes you are right.I think they are covering something? I will research for that. And yes I think they are insecure. You made me happy by your response. Many thanks.
@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Unfortunately there are many people in this world that THINK they know it all ...lol boy will they be shocked one day when they come out of the dream world they are living in. I guess the best thing I can say to you about this is to try and just ignore them, no sense in getting yourself upset with such petty people. One day they will open their eyes and see that there is so much more out there then trying to make ones self better then others. I get much satisfaction from helping others that I am around or learning new things from people I meet.Not going to go into the old clique about being the bigger person lol but you really do to keep yourself sane around these types of people. Juts be yourself.
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
Thanks lifeiseasy! I will keep your advice, but i can't ignore them since we are co-workers and we need to talk everyday. They are the oldies and i belong to the fresh and nicer one. Still no one is an Island.
• United States
7 Jul 08
What's the point of a person that boasts and brags when that person himself is nobody? I despise arrogance, ignorance and pride. Those that pretend to be something they're not is nonsense. Mapagpakumbaba is the term they call it in the Philippines and I know you're aware of that "To be humble" so yes you made a good point. I'm the type of person that don't accept praises from people. I like the saying that goes, "We are only unworthy for all of our doings." Another one that says, "Pride only comes to a downfall, but a humble spirit is lifted up in the heavens above." "Those who think high of themselves will be last and be brought low, those who think low of themselves and think last will be brought high and be first." So yes being humble is a great fortune to have and be.
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
Excellent point Darkangel079! Me, I am keeping myself to be nice with them. I can still control my anger but sometimes I want to kill them. I hope they will have their own medicine and realize what they had done. Yes, dapat maging mapagkumbaba sila... ( they have to be humble) but I think not now..they are still enjoying what they are doing. They think they are fooling us, but most likely they much look like a fool to me.
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
7 Jul 08
In this busy world, interaction with others including colleagues is becoming a rare phenomenon. Do you see a ladder in your office ! everyone is trying to climb the ladder - to secure a promotion, to secure an increment, to get an award, the least is to get appreciation of higher ups. This is what the industrialisation has given us and we cannot blame people who work with us, for not caring for us. All are busy. They just don't care for anything else. It is mechanical, it is automatic and it is non-huma So therefore, if someone wants help, if they ask I do it. Otherwise I mind my own business.
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
You are right. I do my own thing at the office, but there are times I am needing there help since they are the old ones, but they are uncooperative. I hate them. So i will find out myself how to do other jobs.Thanks my friend.
@jesus777 (664)
• Bermuda
7 Jul 08
i look at it this we are humans and we should treat others equally i do not like people who think that they are better then me i think they are stuck up and not so nice at all i usually stay away from people who act like this because it is very unappealing do unto others as you would have do unto you treat people the way you want to be treated because you reap what you sow and those who treat people like they are inferior will get what is coming too them what goes around comes around but we should treat everyone fairly and if they don't know something just help them all we all should live in this earth in harmony and peace walking in love and unity with one another!!!!!!!!!!!!!
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
Yes, be fair. Not one of us knows it all, nobody is perfect. Thanks for the response.
@eltmin (143)
• Malaysia
8 Jul 08
Dear grecychunny, I do agree to your point that people should be humble and share their knowledge. But I don't think you need to hate them or even wanted to kill them. Do you hate them because they are arrogant? or that they have offended you with their ways of showing off ? or that they are not willing to share their knowledge with you? I don't approve of people with arrogant behavior, but then I don't necessarily have to hate them. Why ? well, why bother about them. There are things that are out of our control, and if you are truly humble, don't even bother to get offended, it is not worth your time. Do away with hate. Let them be whatever they want to be, just don't hate them.
• Singapore
8 Jul 08
Pressure from work can be frustrating but you have to focus your energy in the right way. "If I can I want to kill them all" -- Well, nasty people are not worthy for you to waste energy on. Focus your energy elsewhere and kick them aside. Don't let them creep into your life. Treat them as transparent and don't take it into heart at all. I think the corporate world is structured in such a way that people must climb onto others to get the position. Hence you have backstabbing, acting as if they know everything, arrogant people. But come to think of that, only people who are psychologically not in the right shape would treat others in such a bad manner. In the end, they have the position but have suckers as their friends. It's a vicious cycle
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
8 Jul 08
i agree totally with you... learning is a life-long process and nobody is smart enough to know everything... and we have to be humble and willing to learn new things everyday to make us a wiser and more knowledgeable person each day... those arrogant people are not learning anything and definitely not many people like to associate with them... take care and have a nice day...