Humility is a virtue. It is the quality of keeping one's self under control. Humility means understanding the delights, pains & needs of others are as important as your own. When we are humble we can see our own faults & the strengths of others & we can recognize how much we have been given, unearned. Humility makes us aware of our personal limitations and the limitations of humanity more broadly. It opens us to growth and optimism.