Recently, I discovered this art project called “Yolocaust”. It shames the behaviour of disrespectful visitors at the Holocaust memorial site in Berlin – the Monument to the Murdered Jews of Europe.
It made me think about my own experiences visiting both this memorial and Auschwitz a few years ago.
For me, discovering this art project was an example of a necessary humiliation. My previous profile picture on Facebook was me (posing) at the memorial. I liked the photo – I thought it made me “look” good. But was I really thinking about the purpose of the memorial or how many likes I could get?
I’m annoyed at myself for taking so long to change the picture, but it is a lesson learnt.
It was another daily and necessary humiliation I need, so I can strive to live with more humility.
When was the last time you experienced a Necessary Humiliation?