Pride goes before a fall? Is that like the chicken and egg quandary? Which one caused the other?
Pride is a destructive force. Pride causes blind spots, nearsightedness and deafness. When pride creeps in, it almost always brings arrogance. Now the person eaten up with pride is also fully convinced the problem is everyone else. This leads to isolation which hastens defeat.
Soon there is no one left to defend your ideas, positions and work so every mistake is magnified and highlighted.
The worst part is this. Pride causes blind spots, nearsightedness and deafness. Which means the one struggling with the disease is almost always the last to recognize it.
If you think you might have some signs of pride, get help. Find an honest and fearless friend who will tell you the truth.
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