Saturday, January 9, 2010

Humility, One of My Finest Attributes

Dinner guests and intellectual interlocutors alike have often made reference to my wit, charm, refreshing candor, and gracious demeanor. I don’t know about that, but I do concede that humility is one my most notable (and endearing) attributes. I have found that it usually strikes someone two or three minutes, say, into a conversation with me that they pick up on it. I’m perhaps one of the most—if not the most—modest people around. That’s saying something coming from me, for I keep around me a close network of dear, humble friends, even if I tower above them in humility. I realize it’s easy to make such a claim. You should be wary of someone claiming to be humble. I do have evidence to back it up, however. I could point to the many instances in which I was reluctant to discuss either my great achievements or myself. Suffice to say that if you were to meet me, you would be impressed.