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Are you pride-FULL?

Super curious. Do you consider yourself a proud person? Not like "American pride" good pride, but the "arrogant- I know everything about everything-anything you can do I can do better" kind of pride.

Have you ever tried to change it? Is it ever ok to be proud? How does humble look to you?

I hate pride-find it in me all the time. Wonder if anyone goes through this:

Example: when someone is telling a story about something and you have to bring up where you've been and how cool it is. I catch myself trying to almost one up people. I can't just hear their story and listen.

Thoughts? You have it or you don't I guess?


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I wouldn't say that I am, I know what I know & don't what I don't. if I can provide useful info I will, if I can't then I'll keep my mouth shut, most of the time. I don't mind being proved wrong, it's called learning. I don't believe I'm better than anyone else but I don't believe anyone has the right to look down on me either.

in work we have the usual "I can do this & I can do that" from most people, I don't care about that, I do my job & I do it well, well enough to make my wage & that's all that matters to me.

with bikes, I can fix most things but I'm no expert & will ask for help if needed. same at the track, I talk to everyone & try to learn from the experience of others.

life in general, as long as my family are ok & I can provide for them then all I need is my bike & a twisty road. I don't care for the BS or ego's of other people. if people don't like me, tough, that's their problem not mine.

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Nope, I just hate mis-information. I don't have to be the fastest or the smartest. Don't care.
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ehh, personally for me, pride only exists when you think others around you actually give a ****.

Again personally, I stopped giving a **** about how other people thought about me after I left high school; and I guess because of that, I find it hard to think that others (at the end of the day) actually give a **** about how you can do x, or how good you are at y.

Might sound a little drab and soulless perhaps; however despite this outlook, I do like to think of myself as quite an empathetic and caring person - or, is that just the pride talking o.0

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Super curious. Do you consider yourself a proud person? Not like "American pride" good pride, but the "arrogant- I know everything about everything-anything you can do I can do better" kind of pride.

Have you ever tried to change it? Is it ever ok to be proud? How does humble look to you?

I hate pride-find it in me all the time. Wonder if anyone goes through this:

Example: when someone is telling a story about something and you have to bring up where you've been and how cool it is. I catch myself trying to almost one up people. I can't just hear their story and listen.

Thoughts? You have it or you don't I guess?


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Re: Are you pride-FULL?

Whenever I'm very amateur at something, I try to have the smallest ego possible and try to learn from better people, like riding. I was like that when I trained in thai boxing too. Whenever someone was better than me, I'd look up to them and learn from them.

I am prideful of my family though. Not many could say their dad was a fresh off the boat immigrant who came here with $50 in his pocket and now owns a Ferrari and a Porsche. :D good job dad! Made a good future for your son. :)

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Are you pride-FULL?

Im very proud of where i am in life at the young age of 22, i have a beautiful daughter, beautiful mrs and a beautiful house that i own, but i wouldnt little someone because i have a nicer house or car. I'm from a hard working family and have worked for every penny I have.

There will always be someone with more knowledge than you, and there will always be someone with less knowledge. Learn off the knowledgable and teach the lesser.

Nice one John, you got a good old man... Same here I suppose without the money tho, my dads the hardest worker I know, hasn't had a day off sick since he was 18. He had a couple of months off in one stint due to a slipped disk by as soon as he was out the wheelchair he was back at work, he only earns a very tiny amount, considering he's been in his trade since he was 18, he only earns about 16k year with a 900per month mortgage, so my brother and I, didnt have holidays or nice stuff when we were young but we had it drilled into us to work hard, and eventually it will pay off! I'm 22 years of age and earn more than double my old man because of his hard working and commitment ways!


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I am VERY conceited about myself. At least when it comes to auto mechanics, but I honestly feel it is justified. Almost, but not quite cocky, just VERY confident in my ability.

I don't usually try to one up anybody unless I am sure they are full of crap or they are try to act like a know-it-all or trying to put someone else down. Especially when there are other people around. Right now as I type this I am trying not to brag about my accomplishments and certifications.

I do try to help others that are less skilled or knowledgeable as I am though as well. I love to teach people what I know. A lot of times when I tell people that they are wrong I try to tell them why they are wrong and explain to them what is right.


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Nope, I just hate mis-information. I don't have to be the fastest or the smartest. Don't care.
Those who say this usually are.


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Are you pride-FULL?

I've met people like that throughout my life. What they fail to realize is that they look like idiots to everyone else. Most people judge them to be braggarts or liars within minutes of meeting them.



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I hate pride-find it in me all the time. Wonder if anyone goes through this:

Example: when someone is telling a story about something and you have to bring up where you've been and how cool it is. I catch myself trying to almost one up people. I can't just hear their story and listen.

Thoughts? You have it or you don't I guess?
This is that one guy in the conversation that everyone hates. He's called the one-up guy.

As the one-up guy is telling his 'better' story, the original story teller is silently hating him.

If you want to understand why this happens, click here. If you want to stop and learn more pro-social behaviors, click here.

Ay, Bro, your story reminds me of me.

Don't be that guy.

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As long as i'm not the slowest i'm good...... None of my friends are one uppers or "The Story is about me" kinda douche and I gotta say, its pretty freakin awesome
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i understand where you're coming from. sometimes its good to just sit and listen..... and Laugh and find humor in things even when people try to 1 up you. and realize that life's too short to hate. I have a friend who tries to 1 up everyone. making up the fakest stories to seem better.. he claimed to be training for UFC (which is a lie) he claimed to have a goood JOB (which is a Lie) he claimes lots of things that simply arent true.. BUT i just sit and listen sometimes and just find humor in it.. He's not a bad person. BUT he has it in him that he feels the NEED to impress people. which one day he will realize is simply not true.. . . . . . .
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Super curious. Do you consider yourself a proud person? Not like "American pride" good pride, but the "arrogant- I know everything about everything-anything you can do I can do better" kind of pride.

Have you ever tried to change it? Is it ever ok to be proud? How does humble look to you?

I hate pride-find it in me all the time. Wonder if anyone goes through this:

Example: when someone is telling a story about something and you have to bring up where you've been and how cool it is. I catch myself trying to almost one up people. I can't just hear their story and listen.

Thoughts? You have it or you don't I guess?


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There are times when im proud to be proud if that makes sense. Im not a "one upper," nor do I belittle others, flaunt my achievements, etc. I simply think its good to be confident in oneself and know your ability to succeed at anything you put your mind too.

Then there are days where I find I cant say "I love you" to those I truly love, or I cant call my father, no matter how much I want to, because I am too prideful. Days like those I say f*ck pride.
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Key is the terminology.

Pride is a great thing to have.

Arrogance is another thing. And that can be bad.

Probably best thing is appreciation of others and a strong self respect and pride for yourself. :)
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yeah, I'm extremely prideful. generally, i think I'm better at doing things than other people. In my head, im the coolest person in the world and everyone would be impressed with me if they saw me.

i have to work on it constantly. I'm always checking myself, bringing myself back to reality cuz i don't God will do it for me...and that's always tough.
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