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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??

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    • # Olga Helys

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

      2011.05.18 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

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

      2011.05.14 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # 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!

      2011.05.14 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Dave

      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.

      2011.05.14 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # 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:))

      2011.05.14 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Lã¡Szlã³ ( Laci)

      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. :)

      2011.05.14 Edited Reply Cancel