Humility, Part One

Admitting the limits of your knowledge and the possibility of error makes you a better scholar (and into a better person). (Eddie Clark, law professor)

The further you go in your education or career, the more tempting it is to take a certain amount of pride in your achievement. Clark says, however, “By far the most useful thing I learned doing a PhD was intellectual humility.” It’s a positive sign of maturity when a person recognizes his own shortcomings and mistakes.

Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. . . . Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor. (Proverbs 11:2; 29:23)