[mod-uh-stee]

noun, plural mod·es·ties.
 
1. the quality of being modest; freedom from vanity, boastfulness,etc.
2. regard for decency of behavior, speech, dress, etc.
3. simplicity; moderation.
 
 
 

I am not actually naked in this photo. I am pretending to be naked. This is "ironic."

I am not actually naked in this photo. I am pretending to be naked. This is “ironic.”

Modesty is a quality I lack in all of its forms. I suffer from an extreme dearth of humility; I know what I am good at and shamelessly declare as much. Some people mistake this for arrogance, but I am just as bold and unabashed about admitting my shortcomings; which are multitude and far outnumber the things at which I excel.
 
I have always simply been possessed of the belief that to pretend to anything – good or bad – was a waste of time, effort, and spiritual capital. 
 
To demur or protest when someone tells me I have a beautiful voice, or that I am a gifted writer would be to deny things that are essential to the very matrix of my being. Failing to acknowledge these truths is to pretend I do not feel gratitude every day for these gifts as they have been bestowed upon me by nature and fine good fortune. 
 
Plusalso I curse like a sailor and totally like to run around naked.