From Erik Wesner at ChangeThis: When they’re not around you or me, the Amish speak a language called Penn­syl­vania German. Demut is their word for humility. And Demut isn’t just for the Amish. Why does humility matter?

It matters in busi­ness. It matters in life. It matters in our rela­tion­ships.

A humble approach in a rela­tion­ship helps one recog­nize the other person’s inherent value and needs. Humility fosters human under­standing.

If you’re guided by humility in busi­ness, you are less likely to blow up the company by going too big, too quick. Humility checks you when that demon in your brain says “more.” The one you know you should ignore.

And as some find out the hard way, humility can save a heck of a lot of pain. · Go to The Amish and the case for humility →