Is humility a learned trait or a code in a persons genetic make-up? Education and enlightenment will eventually lead a mind to its confrontation with the virtue that is humility. At some point during your learning you will be exposed to enough knowledge that it forces you to accept your own insignificance. I suppose from that point on you become conditioned on a sub-conscious level to exhibit the humility trait in appropriate situations. Suffering and destitution provide an easier way of being run-aground on similar shores but since they can be said to provide the service of teaching they really also fall under the category of education. Can a person then ever really be born humble? if so would that not infer to the possibility of isolating a humility gene. Or does an absence of humility consequently describe the presence of an in-adequate education?