I have a strong passion in something, and I would like to say I have some talent in it. Done it for years, and even though I have the experience, I am by no means the best. I know that I have a lot to learn. However, this passion of mines evokes a lot of strong opinions and feelings about others who are involved in this passion. I am arrogant and rude and I have a hard time humbling myself when I am confronted with opposing opinions, and I get angry very easily. How do I go about being humble?
How to humble myself?
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It sounds to me like, at some level, a lack of self-confidence. If you really know that you have much to learn, then perhaps you feel threatened by others who have different opinions because they remind you of your limitations and you show this by acting arrogant and rude. Without knowing more about what the talent is, it's hard to say more. If it's something directly competitive like debate or wrestling or something, that's one thing. if it's music or dance (which I'm involved in) where there's competitiveness but not necessarily "I win/you lose," then try to learn from the other person.0
I would say unless it's an insult, don't take everything to heart. There is criticism and constructive criticism, which in my opinion I can take both. You sound like you can't, which is ok because you have confidence, but that pride can only allow you to grow so far. The best thing about having a passion is being encouraged to try and try new things even if some fail. That's how you develop style and technique which in the long run will take you far, however remember your gift is just a gift and if you want to humble yourself honestly don't take things too harshly and let your pride for your passion try to limit you. If you want to be great you have to listen to what others may think you lack in or try to help you in areas more. Don't get angry especially if you know they care or if their experience. I love art and I use to hate being told I can do things different, because I felt like I was good enough the way I did things, but seeing other people's preference or perception of art made me dabble in all type of different arts which allowed me to grow in my passion. When you receive a compliment don't let it get to your head either, a nice thank you and smile is enough to express how appreciative you are and proud. Humble people aren't just nice people, they may or may not be talented, however they know they are still the same as everyone else. no more no less0
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