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To be humble is to take specific actions in anticipation of your own errors.  To confess your fallibility and then do nothing about it is not humble; it is boasting of your modesty.
 
To be humble is to take specific actions in anticipation of your own errors.  To confess your fallibility and then do nothing about it is not humble; it is boasting of your modesty.
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Not to be confused with [[social modesty]], or [[motivated skepticism]] (aka [[disconfirmation bias]]).
 
Not to be confused with [[social modesty]], or [[motivated skepticism]] (aka [[disconfirmation bias]]).
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==Blog posts==
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/gq/the_proper_use_of_humility/ The Proper Use of Humility]
  
 
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*[[Modesty]]
 
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/gq/the_proper_use_of_humility/ The Proper Use of Humility] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
  
 
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To be humble is to take specific actions in anticipation of your own errors. To confess your fallibility and then do nothing about it is not humble; it is boasting of your modesty.

Not to be confused with social modesty, or motivated skepticism (aka disconfirmation bias).

Blog posts

See also