What happened to pride?

Pride is a strange beast. We are taught as children that pride is not a desirable state of mind. It is boastful, smug, even foolish. At times it looks like a prideful person thinks way too highly of themselves, their possessions, or even their intelligence.

There are positive attributes to pride as well. This is the pride we feel knowing we have done a job to the best of our ability or the pride in reaching a goal.

To quote the Bible, Proverbs 16:18, “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” However, positive pride provides contentment with work well done, without hubris.

 

 

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