June Theme of the Month, HUMILITY

The Family Karate Center has life-skill themes of the month. With these themes we talk about different character traits or goals to live by. We also tell stories that illustrate the life-skill that we are discussing. The theme of the month for June is humility. What does humility even mean in today's competitive society? If one goes to Webster's the synonyms (similar meanings) and antonyms (opposite meanings) give us a clue to what humility means.

Synonyms

demureness, down-to-earthness, humbleness, lowliness, meekness, modesty

Antonyms

arrogance, assumption, bumptiousness, conceit, egoism, egotism, haughtiness, hauteur, huffiness, imperiousness, loftiness, lordliness, peremptoriness, pomposity, pompousness, presumptuousness, pretense (or pretence),pretension, pretentiousness, pride, pridefulness,  superiority, toploftiness

Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all. ~William Temple

So far I have found most kids don't even know the word humility! How do we learn to be good winners and have the character trait of humility in our lives?  We will be talking about these questions and more at the end of classes.