It turns out there’s much more enthusiasm for teaching humility than learning it. Probably because teaching humility doesn’t require any soul-work on our part.
Wishing someone would learn their lesson - or as we say in Texas, “get their comeuppance” - is a natural way of soothing whatever pain we feel over others’ actions.
The thing is, it is very difficult to arrange for someone else’s day of reckoning. Of course, if you are their boss or their client, you can fire them. If you are their parent, you can punish them. But that doesn’t guarantee a lesson learned.
The circumstances of life conspire to give us the lessons we need over time. The other, to whom we are trying to teach humility, will very likely continue to spin their web of arrogance, regardless of what we say or do. We can rest assured that natural consequences will patiently and consistently arrange lessons for them - lessons that get increasingly more painful if the early ones are ignored.
The real question is, if we are so keen to teach a lesson in humility, could there be one here for us to learn?