Are you proud of yourself?

@MissPiggy (1751)
Indonesia
February 5, 2012 12:22pm CST
I have these favorite Chinese movies entitled "Fearless" and "Shaolin". Not only I can enjoy the kungfu action, but I can also learn something from it. Both movies, mainly tell about a man who achieves a great success in his life and become an arrogant person. He doesn't care about other people's feelings. He only thinks about how to keep winning and achieving more success. And then one day, because of his mistake, he has to lose everything: family, fame, friends. So I thought, if someone can be very successful and has everything but he/she pays it with so much pride and ignores other people, does it worth it? We can get the fame back, but how about family and friends? Moreover if they're dead because of us? Why we should sacrifice the things that are more important for nothing?
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18 responses
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
6 Feb 12
well..iam proud of my self, but i hope it can be called arrogant sometimes there are unclear definition about proud and arrogant
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
6 Feb 12
You're proud of being arrogant??? Wow...this is something new. Arrogant's definition is more to the negative meaning. In fact, it's always negative. Proud's definition is more to the positive meaning. It depends on how the people apply this pride in their life. The definition is clear. I've just known there's someone who's proudly saying that he's arrogant.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
6 Feb 12
i dont want to be arrogant man it`s not my style..
@humairaku (2040)
• Indonesia
8 Feb 12
I think what ms piggy wanted to say is that being proud is NOT the same with being arrogant. Arrogant means 'sombong' in Indonesian but proud is 'bangga'. I think we should be proud to ourselves, of course in a good manner, it means don't be proud of yourself too much, maybe you will be close to be an arrogant person. being proud will help us in having strong confidence to face other people or in dealing with problems. so don't get it wrong Adhyz, being proud doesn't mean that you're arrogant. of course, nobody wants to be an arrogant person, but everybody should be proud of themselves cos everybody has quality. so are you proud of yourself, Adhyz?
@rollylolly (2707)
• India
6 Feb 12
I abhor selfish way of living and being snobbish . Although I don't have everything of the world or huge resources which makes me rich and gives me authority yet I can confidently say that even if I had those things I would not have been full of pride and ignore others . In the other sense I am proud of being a faithful and dutiful daughter and taking due care of my parents . I am a proud woman and feel so because God has empowered women especially with the unique power of being the source of creation . Have a nice day
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
6 Feb 12
I definitely agree with you. Pride can be in many ways of thinking. I'm also proud of myself in hopefully a positive way. I have beloved parents, I have wonderful people around me, I have a good job. And I'm also proud to be a woman. :) ;)
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• India
6 Feb 12
Thank you MissPiggy for selecting my comment as the 'best response'
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
6 Feb 12
You're so welcome. I really like what you're shared. :)
• Philippines
6 Feb 12
Yeah, I could say I am, sometimes. Not all the time. There are times when I feel like I have done so many things that I am so proud of myself but there are also times when I feel like I have not accomplished anything.. When I feel proud of myself, of course my confidence level goes up and I just love it because during those times, I am not shy speaking to people
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
6 Feb 12
I agree with you. As long as it has limitations, being proud can be positive. ;)
• Philippines
14 Feb 12
Indeed it boosts your confidence and it helps you face the world and the people in a more perspective way!
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
14 Feb 12
Super! Agree with you. :)
@yanzalong (8666)
• Indonesia
6 Feb 12
I am proud of myself not arrogant. I mean I am much luckier than others who are probably less fortune and miserable. I am proud of myself because I still have the capability to think clearly and have complete bodily organ.
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
6 Feb 12
That's good. So your pride is still positive. :)
@yanzalong (8666)
• Indonesia
6 Feb 12
There is nothing to be arrogant about. If you found such arrogant people, simply ask them to get off their high horse, right.? Arrogancy is usually derived from one's ancestor but it can be eliminated by realising that arrogancy hurts other people.
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
7 Feb 12
Unfortunately not all people realize that they are being arrogant. Some of them might think that it's a normal feeling that they feel proud of what they have achieved. The problem is, they don't realize that they are hurting the people around them.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
5 Feb 12
I won't say i am proud of myself since i am not a proud person personally. But i do feel at peace with myself and contended with my achievement so far. I am not a kungfu master, and doesn't want to win all the time by all costs, it is for the arrogant and shallow person.
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
5 Feb 12
First, you don't have to be a kungfu master to be successful. Lol. And second, yes, I agree with you. At least we're comfortable with ourselves and grateful for what we have now, that's already a success. :)
@lampar (7597)
• United States
6 Feb 12
But i want to be a kungfu master not because i want success, it is because i want to be disciplined like a Shaolin monk, be able to catch mosquitoes and flies with my bare hand and chop stick.
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
7 Feb 12
Hahahah! You watch kungfu movies too much! :D But why don't you try to join a dojo? (Is it also called a dojo for kungfu????) :O
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
6 Feb 12
to me family first then worry about where the money comes from fame I can do without!
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
7 Feb 12
I so agree with you. :) Without family we won't be able to anything because their support is everything. Right? ;)
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
7 Feb 12
so true
@dabieO (120)
• Philippines
6 Feb 12
life is FAIR enough ...
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
6 Feb 12
Agree. Any other comment? :)
@dabieO (120)
• Philippines
6 Feb 12
:)
@Leocen (178)
• China
6 Feb 12
i ever had a period being arrogant,but not long i found many are better than me at sth ,there's nothing proud or arrogant thing on me.so i feel not proud of myself neither self-abased~ sorry i haven't seen this movie,but i think successful men may spend less time with their families,or thinking about relationships.they're busy doing their own things,they don't sacrifice,they just pay less time
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
7 Feb 12
Thank God you finally understand that being arrogant is not good. :D I recommend you to watch those movies, they're good ones. ;)
@flower21 (766)
• Philippines
6 Feb 12
sometimes, but most of the time i am quiet and prefer to be humble. must say that am proud to feel dignified of my behavior to embrace standard of life and believe in high morale lifestyles where other fail. there instances feel proud of myself helping those who need me and i could help them of anything. this happen i provide as long as have something to offer such as material things when none exist. prefer to give them advices these way o could help those who need me.
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
7 Feb 12
That's awesome. :)
@chum24 (569)
• Philippines
6 Feb 12
hi missPiggy you love pig?hehe (smile):) for my own i am really proud to my self because i know my parents/family are also proud of me.im so proud when i got high grades in school and then i will tell it to my parent i felt that they are proud of me. im contented with it my parents would always there for me.im proud to my self i respect others etc. but sometimes im sellfish im just human im not perfect.
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
6 Feb 12
First, yes, I love pigs! :D I think they're cute! Lol. Second, that's a positive pride in you and still normal. :) I'm also proud of myself as long as it's included into the things you've mentioned. About grades, even when it was not good, I always felt proud because I did it myself. If I cheated, I wouldn't tell my parents. :D Lol.
• Philippines
6 Feb 12
i would rather say,am not proud of myself..i am just a silent type of woman who kept my accomplished work in a silent way.i dont like to shout to the world that i finish my career,that i acheive medals and so on and so forth.i just kept it and used it in a right way.by that, i still go forward and hoping to get more for the future...thats all
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
6 Feb 12
But don't you have someone to whom you can share anything with? I mean like best friend, or beloved one. We can still use the pride in a right way, can't we? ;)
@Bhadine (144)
• Philippines
6 Feb 12
I am also proud of myself but i know my limitations. I mean, being rich or fame doesn't mean you will lose the people you love. It only happen if you take them for granted or you are already too boastful and self-centered. You can be proud of yourself but also aware of the abilities of others. Very busy with your career without stepping other people and still giving time with your love ones.
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
6 Feb 12
I agree. But not many people can differentiate the pride, whether they take it in a positive way, or the negative one. Sometimes we might think we won't lose the people we love by being rich, but is it the truth? It's possible that the reason they're still around us is because we're rich?
@kramvade (25)
• Philippines
6 Feb 12
i'm not proud of my self cause i doubt of myself
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
6 Feb 12
But why are doubt of yourself??? It's okay of being proud, as long it is in a good way...
• United States
6 Feb 12
No. Not for a while. I felt pretty good about myself for many years, but after losing loved ones and getting depressed over it all and letting my business go down the hill, I stopped thinking much of myself. I feel like I will get to feeling better about myself,but you are never quite the same after you lose your close loved ones and friends.
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
6 Feb 12
I'm sorry about your loss. But at least you didn't feel proud in negative way, did you? And yes, I think I agree with you. Everything is not the same after I lost my brother five years ago. It seems there's something missing...
@Luciano63 (157)
• France
5 Feb 12
Hi, I am very proud of myself! What does it mean? To me first of all is respect for my vaules and also consider that in my life I am not alone, so family and friends are important to respect and take into consideration. To feel proud being selfish is nothing to be proud of!
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
5 Feb 12
I so agree with you. If it is about those values you mentioned, then yes, I'm also proud of myself. But I hope I won't be a selfish person and be proud of something unworthy.
• India
5 Feb 12
It depends from person to person. One may find it worthy to break up with all his relatives and family members in order to achieve a name and fame in the world. Take Steve Jobs for an example ,he dis give the world so much which he always be remembered for but if you look at his personal life,you will get to know what he sacrificed /let go for his professional career. What he did was driven by his experiences and what we do depends on our experiences. i may find it hard to go to some other country for job leaving my family at home while some other person would love to go outside for his professional blossoming. I guess you are getting my point now.:)
• Mexico
5 Feb 12
Hi Miss Piggy: That sounds like a a very interesting plot for a film. Even if I don't have everything I want, I feel proud of myself because I stay faithful to my values. I have a family and I have enough reasons to keep working finding my happiness. I don't think having things we consider are the key of "success" is a good reason to regret our values and to lose the people we love. Of course not. Thanks for sharing this discussion with us. ALVARO
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
5 Feb 12
I agree with you. I think fame is not everything. I'm also proud of myself depending on which I see my successful. I have a very nice family and friends, and I won't trade them for anything in the world. And you should watch those movies, I recommend you. :) You can download them. :D
• India
5 Feb 12
It depends from person to person. One may find it worthy to break up with all his relatives and family members in order to achieve a name and fame in the world. Take Steve Jobs for an example ,he dis give the world so much which he always be remembered for but if you look at his personal life,you will get to know what he sacrificed /let go for his professional career. What he did was driven by his experiences and what we do depends on our experiences. i may find it hard to go to some other country for job leaving my family at home while some other person would love to go outside for his professional blossoming. I guess you are getting my point now.:)