“Freedom from pride or arrogance.”
If one is paying attention in life, it is impossible not to be humbled on a fairly regular basis. Just when you think you’ve got a handle on things – someone or something is going to hand you your ass on a platter – making it abundantly clear just how much you don’t yet know.
Even though it’s painful, being forced to face your shortcomings isn’t a bad thing. Essentially there are two ways to deal with it. You can either beat yourself up and fold like a cheap suit – or buckle down, have some humility, and learn from it.
It never gets easier – none of us are perfect, and the sooner we accept that the quicker we can get to work.