(Pro 30:12 KJV) There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
One of the qualities that seems universal is the inability to see ourselves as we are. Some people don’t try. They assume they are the measuring stick for mankind. They don’t seem to be aware that others feel differently. And then we tend to gather with people of like mind. It is like adding green onions to my salad. They are really good. I like the taste. If everyone else eats the salad, all is good, but when you get around someone who hasn’t indulged they ask, “What is that smell?”
It must get really bad for me to smell it. When I do I start looking around trying to find what is stinking. Eventually I realize it is me.
So? Identify the onions of life and avoid them. Be alert for new sources such as Mongolian barbecue or certain types of chili peppers. Listen to what others tell you. Life does not need to be full of the stink of arrogance.