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#1A HUMBLY UNSURE

When it comes to knowing what is right, what is best, what is the true nature of things, or having answers to life’s important questions, I feel rather inadequate. While others most assuredly promote their beliefs with black and white certainty, I am silent and see shades of gray. I can’t forget the complexity of the world or the smallness and ignorance of any one person. I’m not sure enough of anything to lay it on everyone else. I trust not in high principles, but in small experiences.

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

can live with discomfort caused by Cognitive Dissonance

often mentally between belief and disbelief / Doubt

conciliatory, avoids expressing extreme beliefs / Moderate

realizes humans are flawed, human nature imperfect 

summary Wikipedia article: Humility

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 2211

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 16

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Humility    (various articles on humility from Jewish perspective)
The Shofar and Humility (Jewish traditional)
Humility in Judaism by Rabbi Louis Jacobs (classic article from My Jewish Learning website) 
Worldview Watch issue #14, posted 12/16/2010: Science and Theology: "The Humble Approach" 
Worldview Watch issue #52:The Circle:  Perfectibility Through Participatory Social Interaction 
The Plant Needs Watering, by P. Hewett (UU perspective: connects humility with reverence)
Gary Zukav (author, The Seat of the Soul)  (includes an excerpt on "Humility')
Be a Humble Seeker
"I'm glad I'm a Nobody: a positive psychology of humility", by Paul Wong
Humility -- Islamic Perspective
Humility -- from the Catholic Encyclopedia
The Principle of Humility (humanistic perspective from the Church of Reality)
The Power of Humility, by C. Whitfield, B. Whitfield, R. Park, and J. Prevett (more about this 2006 book)
On Leadership Communication: Humility (a business perspective) 
“Career Coach: Take a page from the pope. Be humble. by Joyce Russell (article from The Washington Post Oct 1 2015)
"If I were 22: The Wisdom of Uncertainty" by Deepak Chopra  (posted on his blog July 2014) 
"David Brooks to Teach Humility at Yale" (report from The Huffington Post December 19 2012)
"In My Humble Opinion" by David Brooks (June 2 2011 edition of blog from NY Times columnist)
"The Case for Modesty in An Age of Arrogance" by Nancy Gibbs (2009 Time article)
"Her Agony," by David Van Biema (2007 Time article about Mother Teresa and the value of doubt)
Live UnnoticedOn the Vicissitudes of an Epicurean doctrine by Geert Roskam  (more on this 2007 book from Google Books)
"When Humility Sings," by Daryl & Shiryl Busby (International Network on Personal Meaning)
Embracing Uncertainty by Susan Jeffers (excerpt from and link to review of this 2003 book)
"Imperfect People," by Darrell Anderson
"Human Imperfection," by Ellen Layug
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