a tessellation: For the sake of your own kind
Humility is defined generally by a low self-importance. However, it is commonly interpreted as a sense of insecurity, or meekness, or timidness.
Self Confidence is defined generally by assurance in oneself. Sadly, this can be mistaken by arrogance, prideful, even immodest.
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EDIT (10/7/2013): I recently participated in a Q&A session by a great inspiration of mine, Dante Basco. He spoke a little bit on working for yourself. He said “Never work for critics.” That really resonated with me and reminded me about my stance on criticism (which is the post above). It made me realize that I did not successfully explain my opinion accurately. So with the itch that I could not scratch last night unless I edited this, I must say, no, never work for critics. Yes, take critiques with a grain of salt, question everything. Remember it is God who can only judge you and speak great influence. However, my point is to never ignore criticism. I’m in a painting class this semester at school. I’ve never painted in my life and taking this class was a drag. As I was painting, it seemed like every time she came to check my work, she would always give me critiques. I listened and tried EVERYTHING she said out. No, I didn’t use all of her critiques, but I tried ALL of them. And to be honest, my painting came out better than I expected. Yes, it’s my first painting and no I do not think it’s perfect, but it’s something I’m damn proud to say “this is my first painting” and I owe EVERYTHING to criticism. Breaking down your pride, throwing confidence and insecurity out the window and accept the criticism God puts in your life, because their voices are sometimes louder than God’s.