Why did “humiliation” become a bad word? “Humility” has connotations of virtue, whereas as “humiliation” is more like “degrading” (I suppose “degradation” would be the more accurate word to compare it to grammatically. However, as a scientist, that one has chemical connotations that I can’t get over, so you’ll need to excuse the grammar today).
A wise friend explained it thus:
“Humility” comes from the inside out. It’s an internal characteristic to be nurtured. “Humiliation” comes from the outside in. While for many this sort of thing is unwanted and may have no benefits, for those of a certain disposition
Some of us aren’t so good at letting the inner humility out. Some of us need a little bit of help. Even for me, thought, calling it “a little bit of help” sounds much better than “a little bit of humiliation.” It makes it easier to take- at least verbally. Whether what comes next is easy to take or not is completely beside the point, and will almost definitely drive all concerns about connotations out of one’s mind.