How do we balance maintaining a healthy self esteem and modesty?
The Torah tells us to be humble, but shouldn’t we have a good self esteem?
Should we neglect our real talents in pursuit of humility?
The Torah tells us that being humble means viewing your talents not as privilege, but as obligation.
If you have a talent, that means more is expected of you. You have a duty to realize your potential.
You don’t have a right to not use your gifts.
If you feel your gifts obligate you, that is humility