Humility is thinking of others rather than yourself. (C. S. Lewis, late British scholar)

Or, as he put it elsewhere: “Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it’s thinking of yourself less.” From the earliest stages of life, we are self-absorbed. It’s a while before babies begin to “see” other people as distinct from themselves. Some of us never seem to mature enough to recognize the value of people as individuals just like us.

Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. (Philippians 2:3-4)