Closely connected to the independent's look at hubris syndrome today. here
Richard Rohr talks about the necessity of what I is to fail and fall...
" ...politicians, priests, CEOs of anything, know-it-alls, must continue to fail and fall (spiritually speaking) or they never come to any real wisdom.The trouble is that we have to put up with them in the meantime and wait for another growth spurt. Sometimes that very power position makes failing and falling quite rare and even impossible for them. "