The most hopeful thing about the Seven Deadly sins is that they each have their inverse. Each of those sins have a bright, light, flip side of the coin that will help you fight off the sin. Humility is the inverse of pride. It means that we as people keep in mind our own defects as human and we have a lowly opinion of ourselves, which leads us to willingly submit ourselves to God, because we need God.
But humility does not require a false sense of humility. Don't deny the gifts God has given you, don't make yourself less than those around you; we are all God's children, delightfully and perfectly imperfectly made. Celebrate how you were made and share your gifts with God, but never forget that you were created for a purpose, and you can only find it through God.
So how does humility help with the pride problem?
Humility is giving credit where credit is due, it means you say "thank you" when a compliment is given and you give compliments where they have been earned. Instead of focusing on the comparison between you and your peer, you see that you both have your own skills and values. You put your "self" aside to see that this isn't a competition for your Father's love, as much as this is about, And this helps with your prideful ways because it helps you to see (literally) past the end of your nose.
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