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Pride

2011.05.12
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''Pride is an inward directed emotion that exemplifies either a high sense of one's personal status or ego (i.e., leading to judgments of personality and character) or the specific mostly positive emotion that is a product of praise or independent self-reflection.''

Have you ever wanted that fancy dress that coasted millions but you wanted just to look better than others on that party or wedding?
Have you ever showed your money in front of others so others can see you've a lot of it?
Have you ever bought the most expensive acessories (rings, sunglasses, clothes, earrings , etc), just to feel gorgeous?

What makes these things a sin, if it is good for our selfesteem but makes another deadly sin (envy, jealousy) to others??
18 Comments
AndroidPhotography Great shots Riky!
AndroidPhotography · 2011-05-14: 05:17
danrav Love the second shot Ricky! The sepia is nice. Great thoughts on Pride.
Pride is when you insist that you are right, even when you know that you are wrong!
danrav · 2011-05-14: 05:33
Nadir Parabéns! Estão fantásticas!
Nadir · 2011-05-14: 05:47
Kozuka A lot of money and shiny, cool jewelry for only a short happiness.
The true value of love of humanity, and true friendship!
This is the greatest value to me!

But the jewel of people have, to enjoy a bit of sparkle. :)
Kozuka · 2011-05-14: 06:06
Eiram Dan, I think pride is when you insist that you are right, and you never even think that you might be wrong:)

Pride is a tricky word for me - we have two words in Czech for this - to be proud in a positive and negative way...for example I am proud of my children - that is positive.
And I admit that sometimes I was too proud too in my life...usually my friends good talking to cured me very quickly:))
Eiram · 2011-05-14: 06:37
stabeez This topic has begun a good discussion Ricky. Sometimes being proud of a young person's achievements, no matter how small, and helping them to see their own value can encourage greater efforts to achieve.
stabeez · 2011-05-14: 07:38
caroleagle Yes pride is a tricky one... I'm proud of my NOSE because it is a 'Seymour' nose and I like to think that somewhere in the mists of time I am related to the Seymours who married into Royalty all that time ago..
See here for Alleged likeness. (Picture #3)
I was very PROUD when a friends Parents (an Earl and Countess) Had to ask which school I went to. They thought I might be one of them...
My pride in all this is something I'm not at all proud of :)))) . Yes .. complicated.
caroleagle · 2011-05-14: 07:46
ArtBee It is said...."Pride comes before a fall" What is it about pride that can be so destructive in one circumstance yet so valuable in another. Being proud of another's acheivements or even oneself is an example of the positive . Being puffed up, haughty and arrogant of oneself is an example of the negative. There seems to be be such a fine line between the two.....yet such a different outcome!
ArtBee · 2011-05-14: 08:32
lookagain Interesting shots representing pride, Ricky! Am enjoying your images and thought for this series....
lookagain · 2011-05-14: 09:07
wfrnk We all like to be valued. I think it's about envy. :-)
wfrnk · 2011-05-14: 10:31
HoosierAtHeART Interesting post! Love the 2nd shot!
HoosierAtHeART · 2011-05-14: 11:12
GKorts is it also a sin if you spend it on lenses and cameras :-) ?
GKorts · 2011-05-14: 13:09
Jarvo Wow Ricky, the last time I saw so many Euros I was trying to buy a pint in Ireland!
Jarvo · 2011-05-14: 16:05
finbarr Great post !
finbarr · 2011-05-14: 16:52
ilikethat i hope you are proud of this series Ricky, its great
ilikethat · 2011-05-16: 00:46
EvaLizette Powerful...
EvaLizette · 2011-05-16: 13:43
Unchained Orgulho é não admitir que somos orgulhosos... :)
Unchained · 2011-05-17: 04:17
helys Bills, jewels ... are not
higher than Life, Honesty ...!
But they are interesting things OK
Great captures
Great job
Congrats
helys · 2011-05-18: 13:42
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