pride Essay

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Pride A dignified sense of what is due to oneself or one’s position or character. So many different twists and variations of the word “pride”, but pride is what drives people, what makes them persevere and fight through tough times. It dictates what kind of a person one can be, one with too much pride can be unliked and overthrown. Someone who lacks pride could be pushed over easily, but one must find that balance in between and hold it there. In times of kings and queens people would speak of leaders to prideful that they can not see past the truth they do not realize their own corruption. Pride can be many people’s downfall, and it also can be peoples push to the top. Like Oedipus, he showed so much hubris that eventually leads him to his fall. Being prideful was considered a bad thing that showed weakness and over-confidence. Now the meaning of the word twisted, pride is now good trait having pride means one is confident in what they have done and are proud of it. No one can take that feeling away but oneself. The idea of pride sparked many leaders like Barack Obama; he exemplifies confidence in his ideas, and he is sure that his plans when he becomes president will be successful and better the country. Soldiers’ pride for their country wakes them up in the day, it makes them fight for their country and die for the country they love so much. Over time the word has been progressed into a good meaning, a meaning success. Ganzon 2 Having to much pride is not always a good, and frightful of that confidence people may not follow direction from that person. People may feel intimidated by one’s sheer ability to lead and control. Like in the bible it says “pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall [Proverbs

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