You know a couple weeks ago when I turned...when I had my birthday, I put together a list of things that make me happy. Some of these are people. Some are material items. Some are more abstract. And some are accomplishments I'm proud of.
They say pride is one of the seven deadly sins, so is it okay to take pride in your accomplishments? Or should we live a life of humility and never tout ourselves or anything we've done? Or is it only a matter of taking pride a bit too far.
Take Odysseus for example. When he defeated the Cyclops and managed to sail himself and his men away from the island, he couldn't resist the opportunity to be proud of himself and proclaim his victory to the world (including the Cyclops who then called upon his dad for revenge). This didn't work out so great for Odysseus, and as part of his journey, he had to learn to curb his pride. So at what point did he cross the line? Was it when his pride overcame his sensibility? Did he just not know when to keep quiet?
As for what I'm proud of, well there's my family, my engineering career, my writing career, all the handy things I do around the house... Really, the list could go on. And on. And even on. (Watch the video again if you don't believe me.)
So what are your thoughts on pride, and what are you proud of? Because in my opinion, you should be proud of yourself and what you accomplish.