The more right I think I am, the more wrong I am shown to be. If I have to confess my greatest fault, I admit it is pride. Call it pride or call it arrogance–it’s my biggest failing. I try to catch myself and stop myself although I don’t always succeed. It’s true that “pride cometh before a fall”. I know when it’s happened because the humiliation hits me square in the face. I have learned from experience that the more convinced I am that I am right (and someone else is wrong) then I am shortly going to experience a very humbling lesson. The worse I am with my pride or ego, then the worse the humiliation will be. I sure hate learning that lesson. It’s embarrassing to say the least. But, when it happens, I know I did it to myself. I regroup, recommit to fighting pride, and move on the best I can. I strive not to make decisions out of pride, avoid arrogance, and look for the humbler, meeker path when I can take it. It reminds me of a quote by Benjamin Franklin that says something to the effect of “I could never master the virtue of humility and if I had I would instantly be proud of it” (paraphrased).