My senior year in college, I took a philosophy course. I was an International Business major but needed the social science hours to complete my degree. I thought philosophy sounded like a pretty low key course where I could show up and get the “C” I needed to get the hours and as they say ” get the degree”. To get out of the course, I had to write a paper and the subject the professor gave us to write about was “pride”. I turned the paper in and when I got it back from the professor I was astonished. He gave me an A+! I had never received an A+ for any paper I had ever written so I went to the professor to ask him how and why I got the A+. He told me he had never had a student take the position and understand at such a young age that the fatal flaw of most people is their hubris.
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About the Author: Dave Sanderson
Dave Sanderson is an inspirational survivor, speaker and author. His thoughts on leadership have made him a nationally sought-out speaker. When US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson,” ditched into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, Dave Sanderson knew he was exactly where he was supposed to be. The last passenger off the back of the plane on that fateful day, he was largely responsible for the well-being and safety of others, risking his own life in frigid water to help other passengers off the plane.