I remember reading something to the effect that Hasidic thinking is that humility is not thinking little of yourself, it is not thinking of yourself at all. Is this accurate and what is the source?

  • You might be thinking of this concept
    – b a
    Jun 20, 2019 at 22:49
  • Nobody says that humility is thinking little of yourself. Humility is recognizing that your talents are meant to be used in the service of Hashem and were given to you by Him.
    – DonielF
    Jun 21, 2019 at 0:23
  • I would be surprised that your assumption is true. That completely contradicts the "fundamental" law of the Torah, "Love your neighbor as you would yourself." How would one be able to make a proper application of this mitzvah if he didn't love himself at all? To me, that doesn't sound like humility at all; it sounds like foolishness.
    – DanF
    Jun 21, 2019 at 2:54
  • @DanF I think that's the difference between thinking about one's worth and just making choices that are to one's benefit.
    – Loewian
    Feb 18, 2020 at 15:52


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