Explain the statement, “He was too simple to wonder when he had attained humility. But he knew he had attained it and knew it was not disgraceful and it carried no loss of true pride.”
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This quote exemplifies Santiago's humbleness. He is not a philosopher, nor, is he an educated man. He was what life had made him, and he is comfortable with the man he is. No matter what has happened, his pride remains intact. he understands his place in the world holds no real importance..... except, of course.... to the boy. I wonder if he realized it?