humility vs. low self-esteem

United States
February 13, 2010 6:50pm CST
I am thinking about the difference between the quality of humility, and the problem of low self-esteem. I believe that low self-esteem is something acquired from a childhood with parent/s that rarely supported the child in their endeavors, and even told the child that they would never succeed in anything and so on and so on. Humility is a quality that one has when they realize that they really don't know anything, and are not better than anyone else, and have all respect for all others at all time, and do not expect or demand respect from others, and admit to their vices, yet, are still happy and secure in their own identity. Have you ever known a person who possessed true humility? Did you feel that this person was very attractive, and very pleasant to be around? Have you ever known a person with low self-esteem. Were they difficult to be around? How so? What do you think is the difference between the two?
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@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
14 Feb 10
It seems humility is about having so many things to be proud of BUT choosing to act as if one has nothing to be proud of. Humility is a virtue and seems to be a result of ultimate empowerment. On the other, it seems having low self-esteem is a problem founded on one's choice to feel worthless... That is how I think of it. But then again, maybe it's only me. Cheers.