The greatest stupidity of human nature: self-righteousness

The greatest stupidity of human nature: self-righteousness

Beautiful morning light, accompany you to read.

one cannot be a man without self-knowledge;

being a man, it is most difficult to have self-knowledge.

Flaubert once wrote:

A man's greatest enemy in his life is none other than himself.

in many cases, we are unable to discover and overcome our weaknesses in time. Always too self-righteous and arrogant.

I don't know how many people's lives are ruined here.


there must be rain when people are crazy.

I don't know when to start, we always meet people who are inexplicably superior.

when they have been abroad several times, they think they have seen the world;

after reading a few books, they begin to tell others what to do;

they buy luxury goods and look down on everything around them;


these people are complacent and arrogant, and always think that they are the center of the world.

everyone knows that the more self-righteous and sharp-edged people are, the more likely they are to bring trouble and trouble to themselves.

Zhuangzi once said, "if a man can empty himself to travel around the world, who can harm him?"

if one is too arrogant, he will only set himself on fire in the end.

such a story was written in the True Story of Ren Zhengfei.

at that time, Huawei recruited a new graduate from Peking University.

on the first day this graduate joined the job, he wrote a "ten thousand words book" to Ren Zhengfei on various issues such as the company's business strategy and organizational structure.

after he finished writing, he waited confidently for a reply, thinking that his clever mind and original opinions would certainly be appreciated and valued by the leaders.

unexpectedly, Ren Zhengfei said after reading it:

in fact, a graduate of Peking University is already good enough. As long as he is a little low-key, modest and not so self-righteous, he is sure to be reused.

but if you show off in such a high profile and think of yourself as a great big shot, it will arouse the disgust and disgust of others, and eventually lose face and job.

this is not clever, but a kind of hasty stupidity.

Shakespeare said:

most of the time your boasting is nothing but grandstanding like a clown in the eyes of others.

only by humility can we make continuous progress.

unfortunately, many people only get stuck in the sense of self-superiority and hold back, which is bound to fail to achieve great things.


self-righteous people often come to a miserable end

self-righteous, often like a soft trap.

once you get stuck in it, if you can't take steps in time, you may be buried with a bright future.

think about how many people have lost their future since ancient times because they were self-righteous and pretentious, and finally lost their reputation.

Zhao Guo read several military books and thought that he was the first in the world. As a result, when he went to the battlefield, he could only drink and hate battlefield.

Yang Xiu relied on his profound knowledge, could not control his mouth, made random exhortations, and lost his life in vain.

Ma Jing is dismissive of anyone, always high above, and eventually loses the street pavilion, forcing Zhuge Liang to cut it with tears.

people who magnify themselves too much and get carried away like this often end up miserably.

because everything goes too far.

as the saying goes, "self-confidence is one thing, but blind self-confidence can only lead to destruction."

A person who is overconfident becomes self-righteous, and at that time, he may not be far from being down and out.

so really smart people will face themselves rationally. They know that they are just ordinary people who eat three meals a day, and they do not have the ability to call the wind and rain, nor do they have the ability to prepare in advance.

even Socrates, the founder of philosophy, when praised, he would only say, "the only thing I know is my own ignorance."

I still remember that Jin Yong wrote in "Book and Sword, Grace and Revenge":

people avoid excessive fulfillment in their whole life.

everything should be enough, it is rare to be confused in wisdom, just right in affection, neither humble nor arrogant in strength.

Let go of your self-righteousness in order to live a good life.


be tolerant of others and humble yourself

. The more you know how to lower your status, humility and kindness, the more blessed you will be.

just as there is a saying in the four trainings: only be modest and be blessed.

Confucius once said, "A gentleman is not arrogant and does not honor his merit."

so the best way to deal with the world is not to think highly of yourself or underestimate others.

everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. If you take yourself too seriously and are too self-righteous, you will suffer hardships in the end.

I have seen such a story.

Su Shi, a famous poet in the Song Dynasty, often participated in Zen and enlightened the Tao with his good friend Zen Master Foyin.

once, they agreed to sit in a sit-in to see what each other looked like.

before long, Su Shi first said, "Master, you look like a piece of shit to me."

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at this time, Foyin slowly said, "Maester Su, I think you are like a Buddha."

after hearing this, Su Dongpo was so proud that he thought his practice was better than Buddha's seal this time.

when he got home and talked to Su Xiaomei about it, Su Xiaomei only shook her head and sighed:

in life, she is most taboo to take herself too seriously and despise others.

there is a good saying:

"A fool is arrogant. His complacency happens to be the weakness of being ridiculed and ridiculed, and he tends to boast of things that should be regarded as great shame."

I think so.

too much magnification of one's position, too smug, will not show the value of life.

only if you don't think highly of yourself, don't underestimate others, get along with each other as equals, and get along with each other with peace of mind, can you see life with a better smile.

so no matter when and where you are, you always need to maintain a calm and calm state of mind and make up for your weaknesses with the strengths of your friends.

the right way is to smooth the edges and corners and enrich the connotation at the same time.