Humility requires recognizing the greatness of others.
We’ve all been told countless times “don’t judge others.” But how helpful is that advice? Maybe we also shouldn’t eat, sleep, or go to the bathroom. Judging others is a natural, automatic, cognitive process. Why should we override this basic instinct?
We should judge others – judge them positively. We should envy others – envy their positive attributes and meaningful accomplishments. If we recognize the other’s greatness, we will recognize our own wasted potential. If we judge others in a healthy way, we will become humble.