||Desire of the
esteem of men, complacency in praise.
your ideas, your manner of considering things, your
manner of acting.
obstinacy in defending one's point of view.
||The spirit of
independence by which I do as I please, despising
the counsel of others, avoiding obedience.
anger when opposed.
that is unable to put up with any remarks.
which makes one sharp tongued.
affectation, which causes one to show off his
knowledge, his relations, his influence.
to superiors and little respect towards them.
||The habit of
criticizing everything, judging everything,
laziness; one thinks it is not necessary for him to
novelty, flights of enthusiasm for things new.
How to Fight Against
Attachment to One's Own Judgment
yourself, your thoughts, your judgments and your
ideas. Often take counsel and accept with joy those
which are given to you.
||Live your life
in obedience to a superior. Submit yourself in heart
and in spirit to the Church and to the duly
constituted authorities (as long as they do not
command what is sinful).
signs mentioned above by their contrary:
Desire of esteem by desire of contempt. Attachment
to your own ideas, by considering the well-founded
ideas of others. Stubbornness by open-mindedness.
The spirit of independence by the spirit of
submission. Impatience by patience when opposed
knowing that God's will is in this opposition.
Rashness by the prudent seeking of advice.
Touchiness by humble acceptance of remarks.
Arrogance by humble speech and a humble tone of
voice. Ostentation by learning to silence what need
not be said. Disobedience by obedience and respect
for superiors. A habit of criticism by the habit of
speaking well of others and their enterprises. Love
of novelty by a return to Tradition and age-old