Modesty is about not showing off and knowing your strengths and weaknesses.
Modesty is like humility and people who show humility do not seek the spotlight, preferring to let their accomplishments speak for themselves. They do not regard themselves as special, and others recognise their modesty.
It is good to be confident in yourself and to always strive to be the best you can be. Yet, truly successful people strive not only to be their best, but to be great in how they treat others and celebrate their talents.
Humility is not just for the ball field, it is something to apply to every aspect of your life. It is about being courteous and saying “please” and “thank you” all the time, not occasionally. It is about being able to apologize to others even if you are just slightly in the wrong. It is also about listening and open to learning from others. Being humble is recognizing that everyone has different strengths and paying complements to other people.
“The Emporor’s New Clothes” is a classic Fairy Tale about an emperor who did not show modesty!
The students in 3A have identified their character strengths. Students were given character strength cards from which they got to choose the strengths that were most like them! They then made posters showing our character strengths and gave some evidence as to why they identified with a particular character strength.