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Humility: What Can It Do for You?

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I made a new friend recently, Dr. Kari Konkola. He has a doctoral degree in History and has spent a long time examining what are called Confessors' Manuals, which are medieval Latin texts by Christian pastors who reflect on their encounters with people who were struggling to become better persons.

As Dr. Konkola related to me, none of these Latin texts have been translated into English even though they are rich in psychological case studies of how people heal from excessive pride or self-admiration, self-doubt, and guilt.

A key theme cutting across the manuals is this: As people know they are imperfect, clearly acknowledge this, and practice humility, they become happier.

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