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Opinion | Jeff Jacoby

Where’s the humility?

Exaggerated self-importance is not the same as greatness

Humility, it is sometimes said, doesn’t mean thinking less of yourself. It means thinking of yourself less.

For Carli Lloyd I’d guess that’s a distinction without a difference. After Lloyd scored the goals that lifted the US Olympic women’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Japan in the gold medal match last week, thinking of herself less was definitely not on the agenda.

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