Pride

by Ricardo May. 12, 2011 3455 views

''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??

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Olga Helys 6 years, 5 months ago

Bills, jewels ... are not
higher than Life, Honesty ...!
But they are interesting things OK
Great captures
Great job
Congrats

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Christa 6 years, 5 months ago

Orgulho é não admitir que somos orgulhosos... :)

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 6 years, 5 months ago

Powerful...

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Roger 6 years, 5 months ago

i hope you are proud of this series Ricky, its great

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Finbarr 6 years, 5 months ago

Great post !

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jarvo Laysell 6 years, 5 months ago

Wow Ricky, the last time I saw so many Euros I was trying to buy a pint in Ireland!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 6 years, 5 months ago

is it also a sin if you spend it on lenses and cameras :-) ?

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon 6 years, 5 months ago

Interesting post! Love the 2nd shot!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Walter 6 years, 5 months ago

We all like to be valued. I think it's about envy. :-)

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Marsha 6 years, 5 months ago

Interesting shots representing pride, Ricky! Am enjoying your images and thought for this series....

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Art Bee 6 years, 5 months ago

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!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Carole Gledhill 6 years, 5 months ago

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 [url=http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.tudorjewels.com/photographs/jane%2520seymour%2520portrait.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.tudorjewels.com/jane%2520seymour.htm&usg=__RiyPEfnLpc9wQNS1-FvjgUIOkQc=&h=497&w=396&sz=57&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=HhwsmP78TTmAQM:&tbnh=174&tbnw=135&ei=pmnOTdzDIJDEtAbD6PHDCw&prev=/search%3Fq%3Djane%2Bseymour%2Bqueen%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26sa%3DX%26rls%3Den%26biw%3D1680%26bih%3D859%26tbm%3Disch%26prmd%3Divnso&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=138&vpy=101&dur=1590&hovh=252&hovw=200&tx=134&ty=116&page=1&ndsp=41&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0]Royalty[/url] all that time ago..
[url=http://www.photoblog.com/caroleagle/2010/02/24/conversation-with-harry-about-books.html]See here for Alleged likeness[/url]. (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.

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Dave 6 years, 5 months ago

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.

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 6 years, 5 months ago

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:))

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Nagy László 6 years, 5 months ago

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. :)

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Nadir Hacamo 6 years, 5 months ago

Parabéns! Estão fantásticas!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Lukas 6 years, 5 months ago

Great shots Riky!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
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