A worthy share from my getupandwalk blog.
Pride. Such a simple word capable of great destruction.
Pride doesn’t necessarily start off looking like a bad thing, though. People can “be proud of” someone and proud of their accomplishments. If it stops there – simply an impressed celebratory reaction to an element of life – no big deal. But pride rarely stops there.
Look at sports fanatics and political diehards for example. The fanatic and the diehard started out as people who were most likely proud of some aspect of the team or political leanings they support. However repeated exposure to the object or idea of their pride increases their intensity.
We may not all be fanatics or diehards with our pride, but we are all affected when we elevate any thought in our hearts and mind. Eventually, our spirits are exposed to the corrosive side-effect of pride.
Pride is a spirit fueled by the idea that we are greater than what we are. We…
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