Arrogant men do humble things every day. Never confuse a “humble” act with a humble man. Humility is not putting yourself down; humility is putting yourself in your rightful place.
The path to humility arises directly out of the struggle for honesty. If we are honest with ourselves, we will be forced into a position of humility.
Never confuse insecurity with humility. There is a dramatic difference between the two. Insecurity is a weakness; humility is a strength. Authentic humility is unnatural. It requires a certain force (a bitter self-honesty) to override our internal, organic, natural self-interest.