Greek drama often tells the story of a man brought down by his own hubris, illustrating the idea that excessive pride comes before a fall. The authors tell us that it is human nature not to recognize one’s own hubris or flawed, enormous pride. The more power one acquires the more likely one is to fall into hubris or blind self-importance.
Quiz: What is hubris?
- Overbearing vanity and focus on the greatness of the self.
- A bad fall that one takes because of a limitation in one’s character.
- A form of Greek theater.