Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Is Pride a Virtue or Vice?

It's being aware of one's own dignity and worth with an independent mind. The word independent is important because the person need not care about what people think of him. It is an attitude towards self preservation which is the ultimate reward.
And it totally depends on the individual to treat his pride as a virtue or vice.
Its a virtue until you are proud of yourself carrying out your goals in an unmitigated manner. But when the same pride takes the form of arrogance , your own pride becomes a vice.
I have come across many people who are just unbelievably good in their field of work , but they would let you feel that they come under the category of people who are out of the world. And that's what I call that they have kept their pride a virtue for them. But then, you can't deny the existence of arrogant and *show-off* category. Even though their success is short lived, they would boast about it like there is no other person in this world who can be at par worth them. This definitely is a vice, but this category won't ever in their life realize the fact.
We should have the capability to keep our mind under our control, because there is a very thin line between virtue and vice or say pride and arrogance.
So be careful, because at the end of the day, your arrogance will take you downhill. The chief harm of arrogance is that it interferes with the main task in life -- becoming a better person!!