I broke my ankle on November 15th, and got a piece of paper to go to the DMV to get my temporary disabled parking pass that same day. For whatever reason, I didn't think I'd need it. Until the day I went Christmas shopping three weeks later and had to park forever away and had bruised armpits and no oxygen left by the time I had crutched to the doors. (And I still had to go shopping!)
And I thought to myself: Self, you're a dope. Swallow your pride and go get the disabled parking pass.
So I did. And it is really, really nice.
Pride, in this specific instance, was bad.
This life event got me to thinking a lot about pride and so I googled 'quotes about pride' for this blogpost. I'd say 99% of them were negative. And I must admit, I was pretty surprised. Isn't it good sometimes to be proud of oneself? So then I decided to find out what the dictionary tells us is the
definition of pride:
1.a high or inordinate opinion of one's own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc.
2. the state or feeling of being proud.
3. a becoming or dignified sense of what is due to oneself or one's position or character; self-respect; self-esteem.