I am an instrument strung but preferring to play itself because it thinks it knows the tune better than the Musician. (C. S. Lewis, late British scholar)

That’s Lewis’ confession of his own pride. Some of us find it easy to criticize others or to offer suggestions about how a musical or written work could be improved. In doing so, we may unintentionally, perhaps, belittle the scholarship or artistry of another. Really, in thinking our ideas are better than theirs, we are giving in to our own pride.

Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor… The Lord detests the proud; they will surely be punished (Proverbs 29:23; 16:5)