Why is it that great people tend to be humble and not-great people tend to be egotistical?

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Danae Hitch answered

Generally speaking, great people realize that they didn't achieve their success on their own. There were many people behind the scenes, helping, encouraging, etc. They realize that it was a team effort to be successful.

The not-so-great people are usually envious of others which inhibits success. When you open your hand, you can receive your blessings. When you close it tight to hang onto things, you're not in a position to be receptive, to be open to what the world has to offer.

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Ty Hibb answered

You will have many opposing comments on this question because of the different value systems that people have. You can be great because of your money, you can be great because of accomplishments, or you can be great because of your humility.

The bible says at Pro 22:4 "By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honor , and life."

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Didge Doo answered

I've met my share of both types and there is no classification that fits either one all the time. Some people are thoughtful of others, some are not; their "greatness" doesn't seem to have much to do with it.

HOWEVER, I'd be the first to agree that the wannabe's can be a pain in the butt.

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