Get low..

@basqui (3890)
Philippines
June 2, 2010 5:59am CST
There's a saying that the higher you fly the harder it is when you fall down... So it's better to be humble than be arrogant or boastful. So have you analyzed yourself lately if you are humble or arrogant? How do you respond to people who are arrogant or boastful?
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24 responses
@srganesh (6349)
• India
2 Jun 10
I have always been humble because I am not at the top.And I am not down so that somebody can be arrogant towards me.I am doing my own business and I have to be humble towards my parties and if somebody acted arrogant towards me,i will not turn back to the,the next time.
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@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
Well, you have a good status now then? What business are you in anyway?
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@srganesh (6349)
• India
3 Jun 10
i didn't mean to say I am in a good status now.But I am in the middle of that.Not so high and not so low.I don't allow anybody to be arrogant towards me.And I won't do the same to others.I respect others as myself.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
That's nice. That's when respect for others come along.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
2 Jun 10
Let me see, never have been arrogant. But it is something i surely need to try out. I don't react well to people who are like that. Fall hard and then you will have a nosebleed, i always say. TATA.
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@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
Uhm, Don't want to fall with my nose down first. lol. I'll try to be humble on this discussion my dear...
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
2 Jun 10
You my dear sweetie, are anything BUT, arrogant.
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@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
Oh, I'm not..
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
hehehehe for me i can be humble sometimes and be arrogant sometimes hey I'm only a person I'm not perfect hehehe For me i do not care to think of them as humble or arrogant but i always think of them as a person who can be humble or arrogant sometimes. but sometimes a person need to be aware that he or she is judge by others before he/she would realize that he/she is also a person then that person would have an understanding to that humble or arrogant person:)
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@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
Yeah, sometimes there are people who don't care if their boastfulness or arrogance annoys their friends. They would eventually lose their friends even the closest ones if they don't care how the people around them feels about their nature or traits.
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
hehehehehe true pero meron man din ibang tao that will accept you of who you are :)
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
oops, refrain from using Filipino language on discussions kabayan.. Use English please. Yes there are really people who doesn't care about what your traits are but isn't it amazing if more people accept you because of your good traits like humbleness?
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
2 Jun 10
YEah right!! NEver be too arrongant or too booastful or even proud, for it might be the cause of one's downfall too.. When one is high up and mighty, everybody will be looking up to them, trying to ask for favours etc.. ANd if they start attitude or look down upon others, that's the time, their downfall is starting.. haha =D Imagine when they fall, and those ple whom he/she look down upon before, starts taking revenge?? What's gonna happen to him/her?? haha =D PAthetic!!
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@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
When someone on top is trying to show that he is more than what he is in now could be harmful because those that are under him will pull him down for sure and he will surely fall.
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@prinzcy (5058)
• Malaysia
2 Jun 10
I am not humble or arrogant but merely being normal. I don't gloat my achievement, yet I will tell my family and friends so they'll feel happy as well. I don't meant to show off and initiate the negative feelings from others. I guess that sort of thing is pretty normal. Besides, what I always learn, there's no need to gloat, there's always someone better than you in achieving whatever you achieve. Just be happy and thankful.
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@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
Yes of course that's life, we don't always get over on top or get down real low. What we have to do is be in the middle and stay humble. Or you could touch the sky but remember to keep your feet on the ground.
• United States
2 Jun 10
All I can think about when reading the title of your discussion is the song "Get Low".
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
Do you mean Flo rida's song? we used to dance to the beat of that song with my friends.
• United States
2 Jun 10
No, but I like that one, too. I was talking about Lil' Jon's song "Get Low".
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
Oh, flor rida's was low. Oh, i like the song too.. Lil jon's voice is nice..
@vandana7 (66851)
• India
2 Jun 10
I have nothing to be arrogant and boastful about. :) I ignore them. :P
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
Oh, what if you get to run into them more than once? Like fro example if you are in the same office as them?
• United States
2 Jun 10
You do not ignore them, Vandy. Instead, you adopt them as your nephews and then try to rehabilitate them.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
Lol, PA. What if it's a girl or a lady,
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
2 Jun 10
Absolutely rue basqui. It is better to be humble at all times irresepctive of how well you do in life or how successful you are.THese are all transient and can leave us as fast as they come to us.The smallest of conceit brings a big bump and I also believe in thsi. Now, how can we deal with these people?--It depends on who the person is and why this person behaves this way.If it si an outsider, avoid interactions. If it is an insider tell them point blank.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
WEll, the truth hurts but it's an effective way to let other people know that they are wrong right? Give it to them straight out so that they will learn that they are already out of line.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
2 Jun 10
This can be done[saying things outright] only if they hurt us.When they are insiders we have to say that because they would never realise it and would hurt us.Even here it should be curbed straightaway if it comes to us directly. Otherwise, why should we bother?It is not our concern.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
What do you mean by insiders?
@coffeegurl (1470)
• United States
3 Jun 10
I usually avoid them, unless they are very smexy:)
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
So there's an exception for arrogant sexy men/women?
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• United States
3 Jun 10
Usually attractive wealthy men who are successful are a bit arrogant.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
If I have millions and a face of an actor ten I'd be arrogant too. Thank God I'm not so I'm humble.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
2 Jun 10
I'm certainly not arrogant, but I don't think I'm humble either. I really dislike being around people who are arrogant and will usually remain quiet, until I can find a time to leave. Then I don't put myself in that situation again...I avoid arrogant people.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
Yes, that's why arrogant people lose listeners when they discuss on something. They just keep on talking until they find no one is listening to them.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
2 Jun 10
The problem is they don't want to discuss things, they want to hear themselves talk usually about themselves and all their wonderful achievements. And most people they're talking to could run circles around them in terms of achievements.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
Yes that's true, they just think they are on top of everyone but they don't realize that they are below the toes,, hehe
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
2 Jun 10
I avoid arrogant people. It's not worth knowing them because they won't change, they are so full of themselves. But that usually changes as they age and get some experience in life, especially when they get taken down a few pegs. There is nothing wrong with being proud of your accomplishments but rubbing peoples' faces in them is rude and offensive. I don't think I was ever arrogant, I've always lived very simply and unfortunately didn't accomplish much other than raise my two children. So if I was never arrogant it's not because I was so virtuous, it's because I never had reason to be!
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
Oh, that's humble enough. Yes, these arrogant people lose friends rather than gain more, right? Well, congrats to you of having two children. I want to have one but I don't have my own family yet
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
2 Jun 10
Take your time! I had my first child at 33, after I'd lived a lot and got all my partying and wild times out of the way. I think it made me a much better mother because I was ready to settle down and didn't feel as if I was missing anything. I was ready to devote myself to a husband and children and I think that's the best way to do it. Good luck!
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
Oh, I'm still 28 at the moment. I still have a long way of partying to go then, haha! Well, I want to have a family now but I think I can't because I'm not yet financially stable and that could be a problem if I get into family life with my eyes shut.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
4 Jun 10
I have always felt that I am a very humble person. I learned this trait from my parents when I was a very young age and the lessons that I learned from them are lessons that I have carried with me throughout my life. I know that there are a lot of people that I have been connected to throughout my life that are a lot more arrogant than I am and eventually there are things about these people that drive me insane and I don't stay connected with them for a very long portion of my life.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
4 Jun 10
you're parents must be really proud of what you have been today. And I congratulate them for having you as a good daughter.
• India
3 Jun 10
I once heard a small story about grass and a tree.The tree asked that grass why floods never harm her and always take away all the trees standing near him. grass replied that because they all stand against the floods it destroys them and because she stays humble before floods thats why it never harmed her.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
I've heard of it too. The grass knows how to bow down while the trees do not.
• South Korea
3 Jun 10
hhmmm i definetly agree with that.... well me... i think i am humble im not trying to please everybody but... i dont really like that style... to be known by everybody and to do nothing but to show everything u think is your asset.. i hate people like that...
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
Being popular for being Arrogant is not really good. I'd prefer being popular by my deeds that are superb like achievements and that I haven't boasted about it.
@reco369 (274)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
those people having boastful,arrogant personality will likely going down! in general,coz they cant easily attract people.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
Yes that's true . they are likely to drive away people that are near them.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
3 Jun 10
I am more humble than arrogant because I did not grow up with a high enough opinion with myself! Nowadays I am a more confident but arrogant, never! My father is arrogant, he has an idea that he truly believes; he is the only person in the world who has the answers, he knows how to live, it’s everybody else who is ignorant…He’s had a few falls, I must say but they have not stopped him. Arrogance is a quality I really dislike because it is not only unpleasant but I grew up looking at someone who was a legend, in his own mind!
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
Lol, I've met someone like that. He even tells other people who are professional on the field of what he's talking about. For example, he tells a truck driver how to navigate around a tight entrance in a subdivision area whereas he doesn't even know how to drive. Lol
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• Philippines
3 Jun 10
below hell is heaven so it is true that getting low is the best way to maintain image well. the arrogant person will only be forgotten and scorned at.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
Oh, that's another point of view, nice!!!
@rastogisw (446)
• India
2 Jun 10
This is true .Well I always remain humble only with those whom i really dont like I never talk to them in humble way bit arrogantly I talk to them.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
Yep, it's steel to steel, rock to rock.
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
2 Jun 10
I know that feeling. I never thought of myself as being boastful but then came a time when i started to groom my hair in away that was not allowed for school. I started to do a lot of things that the popular guys did without realizing that I am doing it. Then people started classifying me as hype and boastful. But i never saw myself that way. But i was getting well known around the school. And now i feel if i make a slip up it will be very painful like the time i dye my hair dark black but it never did properly and it was patchy and like polka dots. A mess and everybody stared at me in the school, i had to hide my head you know. What i learn't is try your best to dont be boastful. But even if i try, it wont make a difference at this moment because i already got my name all over the school-popularAm i boasting now? Am i? Hope I am not
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
2 Jun 10
There is truth in what you said, both literally or otherwise. I don't think we should change anything in responding to people who are arrogant or boastful. We just have to be the way we have been...
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
Yep, smack them straight to the face.