Pride

Pride.

What do you take pride in? What should I take pride in? The fact that I can express in the form of words or that I scored well in a particular exam or that I can do something others can’t? Why do I have to be proud at all? Why does anyone have to be proud? Why is pride considered as an emotion to be proud of?

Pride.

Such a strong emotion that undermines all other emotions you felt during the process of achieving. It has the ability to rewrite the story of your achievement. It has the ability to make you feel only pride every time you think about the achievement even if you had felt many other varying emotions. It is the reason we often never learn from our achievements. It is the reason we think only failures pave way for learning and not our successes. But what if I feel gratitude instead? Contentment instead? Peace instead?

Should I then say, to suffice the listener’s expectations that I feel proud

about not feeling pride?

 

 

 

 

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