It’s Hard to be Humble

Why Humility is Impossible

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Humility is not easy. The singer Mac Davis in “It’s Hard To Be Humble” (1980) muses on how difficult it is to remain down to earth when “you’re perfect in every way” and “get better looking every day.” When his girlfriend left him, he convinced himself that she got jealous of the “love-starved women” throwing themselves at him. His reason for not having any friends was so that he…




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