Sunday, June 7, 2020

Humility and Appreciation - Nikita Rajpurohit

Humility is the quality of being humble and means putting the needs of another person before your own, and thinking of others before yourself. It is a noble character trait which also gives you appreciation. For instance, letting someone ahead of you in line when you see they are in a hurry is an act of humility.  A humble person is always loved, respected and appreciated by others. Whereas the person with show-offs is always avoided and neglected by others. It appears in all walks of life. It is not just something that we can achieve, it is much more than that. 

It is very much required to become a better person. For many of us, it is very hard to develop these traits because it requires acceptance of yourself. It has to start with the recognition that you are not always right. It is easy to be humble when you are at a low stage or a new stage like new in a school, new in a job, etc. But many of us may lose this trait as we progress and achieve a higher position. Despite his/her position or authority, he/she must be humble to cooperate with others, value the ideas of people, respect others for their individual skill and qualities and in short, he must be able to appreciate others' work.  
As a human being, we all crave for positive attention and expect appreciation for the work we do. Just a small gesture of appreciation can make a person feel special and motivated. Appreciating what they do, and that makes a difference to their lives. The people who are appreciated mostly possess the quality of humility.    Children can be told stories of humble persons like Mother Teresa. She is the best example of being humble who dedicated her whole life for others. She illustrated the acts of selflessness and humility throughout her lifetime. She was recognized and appreciated for the selfless work which she did. This is the beauty and power of humility which ultimately helps a person to be respected and appreciated.
Nikita Rajpurohit, The Fabindia School <nra@fabindiaschools.in>

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