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#1
all have ulterior motives, possibly evil. Humble people act humble to seem better/smarter/nicer when they're the opposite basically.


Discuss.
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#2
disagre
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#3
Modest people tend to be the best of the musicians I've met.
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#4
I am modest and I can confirm this.

Or can I?
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#5
Some people want others to give them respect, and they know they're more likely to get it by offering respect back.
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#6
I'll take sincere bravado over false modesty any day.
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#7
more like modest MOUSE amirite
it's all just coming back
it's all coming back

it's all coming back to me
#8
I am relatively modest and I absolutely do not secretly dream of taking over the world and bending everyone to my will what a stupid thing to suggest

So no, modest people do not secretly have ulterior motives at all. No way.
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#9
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I am relatively modest and I absolutely do not secretly dream of taking over the world and bending everyone to my will what a stupid thing to suggest

So no, modest people do not secretly have ulterior motives at all. No way.


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#12
sometimes. If I'm trying to score yes, I'll be modest, mostly about my musicianship. If I'm making the #banter with bros I'll tell stories with a little extra detail, and slight hyperbole.
#13
Everybody lies.
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#14
Im pretty modest about my guitar playing but as far as my songwriting goes, Ive kind of got a big dick about it
#15
i'm not modest, but i have a fairly low opinion of myself.

still better than everyone else though.
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#17
I'm very modest, but I'm not very confident in my morality.
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#18
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#20
it's a good like though cause house md is my favourite series ever
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it's all coming back

it's all coming back to me
#21
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Everybody lies.


That's something that liars tell themselves to justify their own failings.
“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.”
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#22
I'm the most modest person you'll ever meet and I'm ready to fight you over it
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#23
wh0 carez
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#24
if someone gives me an impression that they're tooooo nice I always go with the presumption that they're hiding something

my friends think I'm a dick for doing this but most nice people I know tend to still have a sarcastic/passive-aggressive/gossipy side to them

I dunno I can't read people very well
#25
By the way, if by chance this is meant to be a serious discussion, no, I don't think modest people have ulterior motives. It's sort of just socially unacceptable to be less than modest, to such a point that people won't accept compliments or gifts. It's really weird when you think about it, isn't it?

I guess if by "ulterior motives," what you mean is that they don't want people to think they're douches, then I'd agree with you.
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#26
If you are so sure of yourself and your own abilities, there's no need to prove yourself to anyone. There's no need to show off because you just know that you're that good.

That, is humility to me. If you're being modest for the sake of being modest than you're being a pleb

EDIT: I mean, by all means be modest, but not at the expense of your self esteem. Have some confidence for pete's sake
Last edited by E7#9 at May 23, 2015,
#27
Quote by E7#9
If you are so sure of yourself and your own abilities, there's no need to prove yourself to anyone. There's no need to show off because you just know that you're that good.

That, is humility to me. If you're being modest for the sake of being modest than you're being a pleb

EDIT: I mean, by all means be modest, but not at the expense of your self esteem. Have some confidence for pete's sake

Who is Pete and what does my confidence have to do with him? Should my quest to be self-fulfilling rely on him?

#dadjoke'd
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#28
^ Your dad called.

He

says you're actually adopted
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#30
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^ Your dad called.

He

says you're actually adopted

Your mom called. She said it's time to let you know that I'm your dad.
Free Ali
#31
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Your mom called. She said it's time to let you know that I'm your dad.




Back to the original topic, if anything, if you are a boss and are confident in your abilities in the manner I was saying above, being modest kinda gives your mad skills a bit more punch when you do show them.

So yes, perhaps in that case modesty can be used strategically with an ulterior motive, but there are definitely genuinely good and modest people out there.
#32
Quote by Fat Lard
all have ulterior motives, possibly evil. Humble people act humble to seem better/smarter/nicer when they're the opposite basically.


Discuss.


Indeed... I concur. I believe the correct terminology of such subjects is one that is afraid of the Dunning-Kruger effect, and thus acts within the framework of its corollary.
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#33
wait, what? bob came back?
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#35
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wh0 carez


you're dead please don't haunt us go to the light bob's ghost
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#36
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wh0 carez

Wow, SJW much?
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#37
No ulterior motives, they are just boring.

A modest mouse on the other hand....
Last edited by EyeNon15 at Jun 26, 2016,
#39
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people that act like we're best friends when we've just met are the worst.

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Your seeming shut-in-ness gets you nowhere.Weld it up
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