“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves” (Philippians 2:3).
Human arrogance forgets that ours is an existence built upon relationships and shared accomplishments. On the backs of “us,” “we,” and “our,” we best thrive in the awareness of an interrelated dependency. Yet, the prideful live a delusional existence of “me,” “mine,” and “I.” Mark Twain was correct in his observation that “a self-made man is like a self-laid egg.” There is no such thing. We all stand on the shoulders of others.