Sometimes we become more arrogant without becoming aware of this evil. As we become educated, wealthier, religious, established in our jobs, and attain more authority, we may risk becoming arrogant. It is not evil to become educated, wealthy, and religious or hold political or social status. But it is wrong to believe that one is a better human being because one has attained these positions. But there are also obvious examples of arrogance, like believing one is better because of race, religion, or gender.
Why is this arrogance so dangerous and disruptive in our lives? What happen when we mistakenly believe that one is better than another human being? The emotion of anger easily appears. Anger leads to grudge bearing, and eventually to hate. This leads to violence and sufferings in our homes, in the streets, and in the world. Arrogance also leads to the atrocities of human beings. Arrogance led to slavery in our past, and it continues to affect females all over the world today. Would these recent atrocities have occurred, if there were no arrogance?
Often we do not realize that the dust of arrogance has permeated our minds. But we usually are aware of the emotion of anger when it arises. It is usually our arrogance that causes the anger. If we are wary to remove arrogance from our minds, anger will not arise. Without anger, the world will definitely be a better place to live.