PRIDE DEMANDS DOING IT MY WAY

Citizen Tom

What it is like to be mooned by a peacock?

What is it like to have an argument with a prideful soul who is practiced and pleased with his own words? It can be pretty, but that darn peacock is still mooning you.

Most of us are peacocks. Most of us think highly of our own wisdom. Even someone as wise as Benjamin Franklin (britannica.com) found it difficult to understand the sin inherent in his own pridefulness (see BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ON PRIDE AND HUMILITY). When Franklin wrote a list of virtues he should strive for, at first his list did not include humility. He added humility because of the advice of a friend.

My list of virtues contain’d at first but twelve; but a Quaker friend having kindly informed me that I was generally thought proud; that my pride show’d itself frequently in conversation; that I was not content with…

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