The need for this quality arises from the natural tendency on the part of human beings to overestima

The need for this quality arises from the natural tendency on the part of human beings to overestima

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The need for this quality arises from the natural tendency on the part of human beings to  overestimate their own good points and to underestimate the evil ones. When this tendency is not  held in check, the person who thus gives expression to his vanity and self-conceit makes himself  especially obnoxious to those who observe his behavior. The same is true of the individual who, by  preferring his own interests and comforts to those of his neighbors and associates, tries to get all he  can for himself and to do so at the expense and discomfort of others. Calling such an individual  impolite and disrespectful is one of the ways in which we express our disapproval of his conduct. On  the other hand, we cannot help but admire the person who restrains these selfish and forward  impulses in order to promote the happiness of others. Wit 
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.

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