What are you proud of?
Pride is a funny concept. It’s kind of a little bit all over the place.
It comes before a fall. It’s somewhat synonymous with cock-surety and arrogance, and it conjures an image of vanity and even self-congratulation.
But on the other hand it is a prerequisite to quality. When someone takes pride in what they do they care about it and demand a high standard. Pride begets focus and attentiveness. In this sense it is the opposite of sloppiness and indifference.
Like Being Proud To Be Right Handed
I recently read someone write they were ‘proud to be an introvert’. This was a statement which really got me thinking. Yep OK, as usual overthinking little things! So I’ve put together a podcast episode examining the role pride has in the lives of gentle rebels.
Like, what is pride and can/should we really be proud of aspects of our lives over which we have no control or say? And if not, what might be a better and healthier way to think about it?
In this show we explore:
- Why temperament is no different to race, gender, or whether you’re right or left handed
- How pride can draw a divisive line between ‘us’ and ‘them’
- The difference between good and bad types of pride
- How stereotypes can be inadvertently born
- 5 things we can all be proud of in our own lives
- The false opposites of being proud, and the role shame plays in creating a destructive form of pride
- Why you should be truly proud of the fact that you’re who you are, alive during this tiny moment in this vast expanse of unimaginably large space and time
We can and must take great pride in our lives and the positive impact we can have with them. It all starts here.
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