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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.
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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." - [[EY]]
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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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*[[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