by Rick Boxx
June 2, 2010
A doctor shared with me his hypothesis that the current climate and nature of the medical profession has actually perpetuated pride in doctors. His thought was that due to the risk of malpractice lawsuits many doctors have been trained to never admit making mistakes.
In any industry, always demonstrating confidence can easily lead to pride; albeit a false pride at times. This habit can prevent us from seeking counsel or admitting when we are wrong.
Proverbs 11:2 teaches, "When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom."
Pride, and ignoring counsel, can lead to disaster. It may make the attorneys cringe, but I'd prefer my professional providers and counselors humbly admitting they don't have the answer, or they made a mistake. Don't let pride bring you disgrace.
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