Hello, boys and girls. Today's word of the day is humility. Humility: “The quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate of one's own importance, rank, etc.”
I was asked if I consider myself smarter or better than someone who did not attend or graduate college. In all honesty, no. I know some very intelligent and talented people who have never set foot on a college campus. My parents did not graduate college. I would never believe that I am better than someone of a “lower” education level than me because my degree isn't shit. It's simply a piece of paper stating that I paid $3K per year to attend school for four years. Though I can be an editor without the degree, I am proud to have my degrees because I proved to myself that I can actually achieve something despite having negative circumstances against me. With a dad in jail and a mother who is constantly busy, no one expected me to finish high school or college without getting pregnant. When you exceed other people's expectations by a million, it will induce a little cockiness.
My biggest flaw, and I am not ashamed to say it, is correcting people, which is the main reason why I am a copy editor. (Correcting people is #14 on the StuffEducatedBlackPeopleLike.org) **puts head down in shame** I am very aware that some people think that I am a bitch for correcting them, but it's what I do. In no way am I trying to come off as a know-it-all or a pompous self-righteous bitch, and it may seem that way, but I am working on it. God is still working on me, lol.
Anyway... I am aware that I traveled around the point, kicked it, hid it, and abandoned it, but I'm back to it. Humility makes you a much more likeable person. While you may be thinking that you don't desire to be liked, it helps a lot in your journey through life.
Stay humble, my friends