Hubris and Squeezing Stones

Posted October 22, 2017 1:13 am by John Paul Meenan, Editor

Hubris may be defined, in accord with its roots in the hierarchic Greek culture from which the term derives, as thinking more of oneself than one’s talents, charisms, circumstances and office, permit. Our modern leaders seem rather full of it, and I mean hubris, acting as though their position bestows on them a wisdom and privilege far beyond their what means they have.  As the Church’s prayer in the office of doctors of the Church proclaims, such ‘wisdom’ can only be the fruit of discipline, of long prayer, study, meditation, self-reflection, after which, as Socrates of old would say, one

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