If we are truly committed to being as excellent as possible, we should also be willing to learn from anyone.  Humility does not mean abasing ourselves or refusing compliments; rather it means being strong enough to not require flattery or attention, combined with genuine appreciation for others’ experiences, knowledge, skills, and traits.  We should give others our attention but avoid demanding others give us their attention because we should not need to demand it.  If what we have to offer is valuable, we should trust that others will discover so.  We should be prepared to relearn lessons again and again, even when they seem basic or trivial, as life is composed mainly of trivial and basic things, and to be a master is to master the basics.  Rather than seeking to be better than another, we should seek to be better people and a better people.

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