Pride

Whatever you are proud, you get more of that.

If you are proud of correcting your children, telling them how they got it wrong, you get more opportunities to do that.

If you are proud of encouraging your children, telling them how they are getting it right, you get more opporunities to do that.

If you are proud of fighting well, you get more opportunities to do that.  If you are proud of concilating, finding common ground, you get more opportunities to do that.

That’s just the way it works.  Maybe it’s like the old saw “If all you have in your toolbox is a hammer, everything will look like a nail.”

And if you are proud of holding things in, proud of denial of pain, feelings and decay, you will get more and more opportunities to deny yourself.   Ask any monk in a hair shirt.  I’m sure he will agree.

Be careful where you hold your own pride, and where you hold pride for others. 

Your areas of pride change your worldview, and so, change the world around you.

Are you proud of where you hold your pride?

One thought on “Pride”

  1. http://angelweed.livejournal.com/14482.html

    I’m Callan, who wrote the piece.

    And when I was a kid, my family nickname was “stupid”

    Finally, when I was 13, it became “supid, oh the shrink told us not to call you that.”

    The expectations laid on us create our environment. And what choice do we have but to be proud of how we manage that environment?

    “You wanna see stupid, I’ll show you stupid. . . “

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