The Book of Joy - Humility: I Tried to Look Humble and Modest Summary & Analysis

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This chapter describes the second pillar to joy - humility. Though it is an admittedly difficult trait to teach, the men claim that humility is essential to living a life of joy. Interestingly, the conversation naturally flows toward the idea of humility, but the men never say the word humility until Abrams prompts them to consider it. One cannot claim to be humble, but one can actively train his or her mind to approach others on a human level, a level all can relate to.

The conversation begins with the two men jokingly sharing stories of their experiences speaking on large platforms in front of even larger crowds, when they actively had to remind themselves and the audience that everyone in attendance, even the Dalai Lama or the Archbishop, were humans. The Dalai Lama claims that he...

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