Arrogance is one of the most negative traits, and it leads to many counterproductive words and actions.
What's the antidote for arrogance? Awareness of the enormous size of the universe - and our microscopic position in comparison.
In every Jewish blessing, we say the words "King of the Universe," which is a constant reinforcement to eliminate arrogance.
(For a series of probing questions on this topic, see Rabbi Pliskin's "Gateway to Self Knowledge,"pp.127-9)
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