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Be Humble Day – February 22, 2023

On Be Humble Day that is celebrated on February 22, people across the world, irrespective of their religion, culture, and philosophy come together and stress the importance of being humble. Many great personalities say that humility is the most difficult of all virtues to attain. Either way, Be Humble Day focuses on the importance of being humble.

History of Be Humble Day

Apt to this day we celebrate, the person who is responsible for the founding and celebration of Be Humble Day is unknown. Yes, the exact origin and the founder of Be Humble Day still remains a mystery. Maybe he didn’t like to boast — a true sign of being humble!

Speaking of boasting, on Be Humble Day, no boasting is allowed, because bragging about one’s achievements, success and abilities can lead to pride, a.k.a one of the seven deadly sins. In this self-obsessed world where people are increasingly becoming narcissistic, obsessed with their appearance, and attention-seeking, not choosing to brag is much more difficult than one might think. So, being humble in this world is itself a great achievement.

Being humble is more than not boasting about one’s own life and achievements, it is all about listening to others, accepting our errors and weaknesses, and working on them to get better. This is exactly what Be Humble Day advocates.

But unfortunately, in most cases, humble people receive a bad rap. This is due to a misconception that humility is associated with being too passive, submissive, or insecure — this is far from true. Humble people are quite the opposite with full of confidence and belief in themselves. So, they are eager to help others and hear others out.

By being humble, one can achieve many things including higher self-control and joy. So, this Be Humble day, practice humility by just being humble and silent!

Be Humble Day timeline

1926
Ingvar Kamprad

The birth year of the founder of IKEA, who flies only in economy class!

1930
Warren Buffet

The birth year of Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway who still lives in the house he has owned for 50 years.

1931
Chuck Feeney

The birth year of Chuck Feeney, the co-founder of Duty-free Shoppers group, who donates almost all his fortune.

1945
Azim Hashim Premji

The birth year of Azim Premji, the Chairman of Wipro, who often takes an auto-rickshaw to and from the airport.

Be Humble Day FAQs

What is humility?

Humility has different definitions, but in simple terms, humility is the quality of having a modest or low view of one’s importance. 

What are the signs of a humble person?

Humble people put others first, listen, speak their minds, practice mindfulness, and do not exhibit pride.

Is being humble a weakness?

Humility is not viewed as a weakness or sign of insecurity; it is quite the opposite.

How to Celebrate Be Humble Day

  1. Be Humble

    Being humble is the best way to celebrate Be Humble Day. Even if it's difficult for you to suddenly achieve this virtue, try to practice humility for a day and then better yourself.

  2. Encourage others

    Being humble is not just about yourself, you can also encourage others to be humble and give the appreciation they deserve for their achievements and humility.

  3. Share your favorite humility story

    Being humble is an art form — if you have any interesting stories where you stayed humble in an extraordinary situation, share your story with others and inspire them!

5 Humble Facts About Humility We Bet You Didn’t Know

  1. Humble people are situationally more aware

    According to Forbes, humble people exhibit better emotional intelligence and situational awareness than others.

  2. Humility retains relationships

    Humble people are more likely to help others and, as a result, they maintain strong relationships.

  3. Being humble helps you take better decisions

    Humble people make difficult situations with ease because they put others’ needs before their own.

  4. Great leaders are humble

    Humble leaders are not only effective but also excel at leadership.

  5. Humility = better grades

    Various studies suggest that students who are more humble do better academically.

Why We Love Be Humble Day

  1. Humility is much needed right now!

    In these times where pride and selfish acts of some people are destroying the lives of many, Be Humble Day stresses the importance of humility.

  2. Humility benefits everybody

    By being humble, you not only assess and act according to the wellness of others, but you also make yourself better by putting others first.

  3. Be Humble Day tries to make a difference

    Be Humble Day tries to educate people about the positive impact of being humble. By being humble, you can truly make a difference in the world.

Be Humble Day dates

YearDateDay
2022February 22Tuesday
2023February 22Wednesday
2024February 22Thursday
2025February 22Saturday
2026February 22Sunday

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