Daily Archives November 9, 2012

My Pride

Definitions of pride:

  • a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
  • satisfaction with your (or another’s) achievements
  • the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards
  • unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem

The first two definitions are positive ones. I’m proud of my children. I’m proud of my accomplishments and my writing, something I didn’t used to have. There is much I am proud of in this respect—and this is a positive thing—a strength. The last definition is not something I have an issue with, since my self-esteem is not my strongest trait.

That third definition probably comes the closest to what pride means to me when I think of the word, and it’s the one that is probably my biggest weakness.

Afraid to fall below my own standards I have set for myself o...

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