The moment had finally come. All my closest friends came running on the field to celebrate with me. Blinding flashes from cameras continuously struck me in the eyes leaving me temporarily blinded. The Kentridge Chargers had just won the state championship and I, the middle linebacker, had played my best game ever; an interception, twelve tackles, and two sacks. I couldn’t have been more pleased with my performance. There was a lot of media at the game, and I knew I would have to do a couple interviews. I hate staring into that camera with a stupid look on my face, not knowing what dumb questions would be thrown at me next. Coach Osborn comes up to me and said, “Remember, we are a team.” How come I can’t take credit for what I had done in the interview? I worked hard, so why shouldn’t I get the glory? As the reporter shoved her tiny microphone that looked like a pen in my face, the first question I was asked was, “You had an outstanding performance today. How did you prepare to make this possible?” I was tempted to just talk about myself and how I prepared. I responded by talking about the team and the people around me that supported me throughout the game. After all, without them I would have been nothing. Being humble has been something that I have always struggled with but has always been one of the most important values I see lacking in today’s society. Humility is a quality of being courteously respectful to those around you. Some may think that there is a difference between acting humble and being humble, but if you are acting the part than in reality you have humility. Being humble to yourself, your family, and others can be a very difficult thing. At times you just need to suck it up and deal with it because being humble opens up more opportunities and people become fonder of you. After all who likes a cocky person? Being humble does not mean that you aren’t confident. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Being humble means that you are so...
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