The crown that blind the ears and the eyes.
Pride, the sense of superiority always precedes a fall. If you ever find yourself “falling” search your heart to find and remove the thought that you are above others. Be compassionate to weaker ones and don’t boast of your superiority.
The Jews say if you want a man to become a victim of the “evil eye” which is the ill will of others towards him, praise him above his pay grade and then get him to respond in acts of self promotion as being powerful and important.
Lesson: Stay humble and shut your ears from the praises of men.