The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet's guest contributor program, which is separate from the company's news coverage.NEW YORK ( Bullion Bulls Canada) -- Ironically, there are few -- if any -- virtues in our society that are as under-appreciated/under-respected as humility. We are living in a me-first world that worships the "Alpha wolf," who aggressively takes what he wants. Humility is mistakenly interpreted as weakness or timidity. Being humble in no way implies being meek. One can be humble while still refusing to be anyone's doormat. In fact, humility is simply the opposite of arrogance. The arrogant individual is prone to being impulsive, over-confident and careless. The humble person leans toward prudence and caution. Much of what is taking place in the global economy is confusing (and frightening) to the ordinary person, so people need to be completely focused on being prudent and cautious when handling their financial affairs.