"Hang out with friends who are like-minded who are also designing purpose-filled lives. Similarly be that kind of a friend for your friends." Furthermore, "Life Success Lessons From 16 Mark Twain Quotes"
Why do we do this? What purpose does it serve? Modesty is saying thank you. Modesty is saying I have X qualifications to make me the perfect person for that Y. Modesty is real. Degradation -- of self, of others -- is exaggeration.