All too often I’ve had clients tell me that “being humble” was part of their culture. This is seen especially in British businesses — who see more value in not putting themselves in the ring, not having a conflicting point of view, and not upsetting the status quo.
Your article demonstrates the pitfalls of this exquisitely. Dimming our own light and diminishing our potential in order to conform is our ego protecting us — yet doing so much harm. How we bring self awareness to this state makes such a difference to the quality of life we experience.