Most of us grew up being told that humility was recognition that we were “mere mortals,” or that humility was a set of behaviors — modesty, consideration for others’ feelings and needs, being grateful. The Principles describe a universal fact: we all come from the pure energy of life, and before we use our gifts to think and see our thinking as our reality, we are all the same. Pure energy; pure potential to think. Humility is our own insight that that is true: we are distinguished by our unique thoughts, but the universal capacity TO think is the source of our understanding of humility. Anyone can change. We are all equally free and capable of changing the thoughts we create and thus changing our reality.