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Old 03-29-2012, 04:53 PM   #46
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Default Re: What's your personal opinion of pride?

Arrogance is not good or bad.. it just is. A little of it is required to operate in this society. It should be shown from time to time by superiors. If it's coming from an unaccomplished f*ck tho then it's just ugly and unflattering.

Pride is good. It's the driving force of man's desire to win.

Narcissism is charming, but bad. It leads to using people as a means.

Egocentrism is just foolish but natural.

Solipsism is unacceptable. Anyone (looking at girls mostly) who argues and thinks that their personal anecdotes are the harbingers of truth can shut their f*cking mouth ASAP. I am up to here with these nonsense folks.

"Holier than thou attitude" can f*ckin perish.

As for me? I think the abstract principle of pride. Of creating ane mpire, amassing a fortune, providing a good service to mankind is integral. It is the cornerstone of your identity. However it can impede you. Don't let it transgress into hubris territory.

I think the optimal thing would be to have a flexible ego (where you don't take things too personally nor brag) but whenever you set your heart to do something that you do it with an intensity that matches people with the most insane beliefs and delusions of grandeuer.. if u can manage to do that. The quiet confidence of a professional.. in a sense.

Christians and Muslims find poewr in submission apparently. And by them breaking their will and abiding by God's will they can set their foot to do things in a way that ascends pride.. it's almost robotic and slavish lol.

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