College of Charleston psychology professor Jennifer Wright has published an article for The Conversation that examines the need for humility.

Wright says humility serves as the foundation of our ability to thrive, both as individuals and together in human society.

“Humility reduces the gravitational pull of your values, beliefs and goals, so you can hold them more loosely,” writes Wright, who is also the director of the College’s First Year Experience. “You become more able to accurately evaluate them, more open to revision, more accepting of and less threatened by your fallibility and imperfection. It no longer feels catastrophic to be wrong, and it’s less important to be right.”

Read the complete article in The Conversation.