How is it that when people remark on the fact that something is "humbling", it's actually them saying that they're feeling proud and good about themselves?
Not in a narcissistic way of course. That must be the reason why the word has such a nice ring to it. I do understand that ultimately it's supposed to describe the feeling of understanding that things aren't all about you - that you're something small in this universe - and that it's alright. It just struck me as ironic that when the word is used, it's oddly directly proportional with the pride that you feel about being so honored about something. Huh.