What is your take on pride? And I don't mean it in the "my kid won the world series" way... Personally, I always try to avoid being proud, because I just know that in some way it makes people miserable in the end, but it's hard for me to explain why really. I'm starting this thread because I'm basically bored (in a good way), and because I was inspired by the thread in the Anything Goes about love.
In a situation where I might feel emotionally vulnerable, exposed, and everything inside me tells me not to show that I'm hurting, for some reason I'll make it a point to do so. It's almost like I give people the ability to cause me pain by putting myself out there, and in a very conscience way. It really seems completely unreasonable and yet I do it anyway. It's like in those movies where a guy is being pointed with some type of weapon and he says "come on, do it." I can get into a heated argument, the type where one person might say "I never really liked being with you anyway," and I'll say "well, I did," if it's true. I really hate it if I say stuff that is not true to defend myself, especially when it comes to love, caring, etc. I'd rather feel the burn than lie about what I felt, because it is very important to me. I have to admit that it causes a lot of pain, but I really believe in destroying pride, and that ultimately it's for the better.
Yeah, writing all of this is embarassing, and might be a little vague, but oh well .