Monday, July 12, 2010


Pride is, depending on the interactional and cultural context, either a high sense of one's personal status (i.e., leading to judgements of personality and character) or the specific mostly positive emotion that is a product of praise or independent self-reflection. Philosophers and social psychologists have noted that pride is a complex secondary emotion which requires the development of a sense of self and the mastery of relevant conceptual distinctions (e.g., that pride is distinct from happiness and joy) through language-based interaction with others[1]. Some social psychologists identify it as linked to a signal of high social status.[2] One definition of pride in the first sense comes from St. Augustine: "the love of one's own excellence".[3] In this sense, the opposite of pride is humility.

Pride is sometimes viewed as excessive or as a vice, sometimes as proper or as a virtue. While some philosophers such as Aristotle (and George Bernard Shaw) consider pride a profound virtue, most world religions consider it a sin. FROM WIKIPEDIA.

I just can't fathom or contain myself as to why there are people choose to listen to their pride than to be humble. I for one, have a pride too but of course I know when to give it in. Yes, I have pride but I don't think it is that high or big to resent one person who is willing to come clean or come forward just to be peaceful again, heal wounds or repair broken relationships.

I may not know what other people are thinking about pride but doesn't it feels good to just lower your pride a bit, move on, not for the sake of other people but for the sake of yourself? Head shaking...

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