Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration
6) Humility is the mother of all virtues, purity, charity and obedience. Comment. Do you consider yourself humble? How can you prepare yourself to become humbler? Discuss.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is to analyse the importance of the virtue of humility and in what way it is the mother of all virtues.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in detail what you understand by Humility, its significance and one has discuss their personal experience and conclude with how one can be humble in life and what are its implications.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Explain what you understand by Humility.
Explain the virtue of humility – Humility in true sense is not inflating oneself with ego despite of all the praises and respect offered for one’s work. Humility is at the foundation of all the virtues as said by Confucius is a profound statement with lot of depth in it.
Humility can free our mind from getting clouded by all the praises and respect. Humility counters ego which can be dangerous for further growth and development. With no ego in mind, one can invest his energy in more creative ideas.
Humility thus must be seen as virtue that makes you into someone that has the capacity of accepting or developing other virtues.
Then move on to explain humbleness in your own personal life experience and suggest ways that make a person humbler.
Conclude by reasserting significance of humility in one’s life.