Pride is often said to be the worst of the seven deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth) and it certainly has my vote. They’re each “deadly” but it seems to me that pride itself is the root of the others. The things I’ve done in my life for which I am burdened with a life sentence of regret were all born of pride.
Humility, the antithesis of pride, is a virtue, and such an attractive one that I’ve long sought it but always fall short. It’s so very frustrating! I feel humble but something inside holds me back from realizing it.
I wrestled with this for years until one day it hit me like a ton of bricks! It was pride keeping me from humility. Of course! When I began to focus on shedding pride rather than expressing humility I finally found myself getting closer to it. When I say closer, I mean that now I can see a spec of light at the end of the tunnel using a recreational telescope instead of the Hubble.
Success breeds success and I’ll keep trying until my last day. Maybe I’ll even get paroled from some of these life sentences of regret! Please don’t judge me though when you see me failing, I’m only human after all.
Now go make this world a better place.