Posted by: Witch Doctor | January 27, 2008

Hubris

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SOME THOUGHTS ON HUBRIS

“Hubris or hybris (Greek ὕβρις), according to its modern usage, is exaggerated self pride, arrogance or self-confidence (overbearing pride), often resulting in fatal retribution. In Ancient Greece, “hubris” referred to actions taken in order to shame and humiliate the victim, thereby making oneself seem superior.

Hubris was a crime in classical Athens.”

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BEAUTIFUL HUBRIS AT ITS’ PEAK

“Hubris in Greek mythology actually means “to intentionally diminish another’s honor.” The hubris used then was more inclined towards an insult.”

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BEAUTIFUL INSIPID HUBRIS

“In its modern usage, hubris denotes overconfident pride and arrogance; it is often associated with a lack of knowledge, interest in, and exploration of history, combined with a lack of humility. An accusation of hubris often implies that suffering or punishment will follow.”

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FALLEN HUBRIS

The proverb “pride goes before a fall” is thought to sum up the modern definition of hubris.

The question is:

Was Hubris, ancient or modern, behind MTAS and was it the force that changed the MMC from Sir Liam Donaldson’s “Unifinished Business” to an opportunistic, rogue type of MMC reconfigured to slot into the Skills Escalator at various levels and to shame and humiliate the victims?

And if Hubris was at play:

Whose Hubris was it?

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Responses

  1. 🙂

    ‘hubris denotes overconfident pride and arrogance; it is often ‘associated with a lack of knowledge’

    Exactly. Overpride and arrogance also come with novility … Hardly ever the case with those who are used to excellence IMO. Of course, there will always be the few who think themselves ‘lucky’ to get where they are … the novorich fall into this catagory of course … ‘novo’, plenty of them about these days! … Dangerous stuff!

    Why can’t I speak English like you?! …. 😉

  2. danger, novo, novo, danger …..


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