In his heart, I would guess that he looks at his accomplishments as good but modest and fairly obscure, in the grand scheme of things.
In all his professional dealings which I have observed he seems to be a fair and generous person.
And, even more urgently, we feel pressure not to convey to others that we think ourselves superior and not to be primarily by a desire to be generally better than others.
Even as it’s understood that inevitably greatness requires beating out competitors in one arena or another, we certainly should not think of ourselves as better than people I think these attitudes are mostly for the best, though I think I would seek to modify them in some ways.
In this post, I want to focus in on how false modesty, an emotion I think people sometimes develop as a corrective against arrogance, can actually become a counter-productive kind of With seemingly any power comes the power to hurt.