What is being humble? Talia Segev, Dalia Tauber Two activities are presented. You are invited to choose and make use of the ideas

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What is being humble?
Talia Segev, Dalia Tauber

Two activities are presented. You are invited to choose and make use of the ideas.

Activity A

  • What does the word “humble” mean?

  • In your opinion - what does it mean to be humble?

  • What do other people think being humble means? Ask around, search the web and present other people's opinions.

This question was put on askvill by cherylviann. Below are answers some participants sent for the question “what is being humble?”

  • Read the different statements and choose one you empathize with.

  • Be ready to explain why you empathize with it. If you haven't found a statement you empathize with – compose an answer of your own to the question "what is being humble?".

Being humble is: Caring about others and their needs to the exclusion of your own.  Promoting others to the exclusion of yourself. Listening to others instead of talking about yourself.

Being humble is: A realization that whatever you think you know, there is far more to know, whatever you think you've done, there is far more to do, however you try to love, there is greater effort to be made, and whatever your idea of greatness is, there is far more to greatness than the human mind can comprehend. are now.

Being humble is: Not me.

Being humble is: When you have empathy...notice how the other person feels by what you say/do. Don't try to outshine them and compliment. Give them the glory too. Give God the glory for your success/talent. 

Being humble is: Marked by meekness or modesty in behavior, attitude, or spirit; not arrogant or prideful

Group work:

The students will break into groups according to the statements they chose.

Each group will briefly discuss the following questions:

  • Why did I choose this particular statement?

  • What does it mean to be humble?

  • Do I think being humble is a positive quality?

Write a slogan to present the idea that the group agreed of what humble is, that will convince the other groups of your concept. Your slogan can start with one of the following:

    • Being Humble is….

    • A humble person …

    • When you are humble…

Write your slogan on a large banner, decorate it and display it in the classroom along with the other slogans.

Hold a vote to choose the most convincing slogan (the groups do not vote for their own slogans – only for others).

Activity B

Listen to the following songs. Read the lyrics and answer the questions following the links:

"Mercedes Benz"

Janis Joplin singing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tGuJ34062s

Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/janisjoplin/mercedesbenz.html

  1. Who is Janis Joplin?

  2. What idea is she expressing in the song?

  3. According to the song, what defines success? Do you agree?

"Hard To Be Humble"

Mac Davis singing with the Muppets: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-07_2DWfEmQ

Lyrics: http://www.metrolyrics.com/its-hard-to-be-humble-lyrics-mac-davis.html

  1. Why is it hard to be humble?

  2. Describe the character in the song 20 years later (family, friends, job, house etc.)

  3. Compose another verse to the song.

Expanding on the topic

For those of you who are interested:

The Bible shows the power in humility.
Understanding the meaning of humility in the Bible


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