Consider: And should people flaunt what they possess to cause others to think well of them, their life style, wealth and position?
It is not true that we sometimes like to set our standards high, and we sometimes like to compare ourselves to the Jones!
The idea for this question came from Isaiah 2: 6-12
This question is not a duplicate to my other question about “Pride” it is addressing another subject matter, thank you.
All answers are welcomed!
asked 28 Jun '11, 05:19
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Are they? This may not be true. We cannot measure a person's inward pride. Pride is a motivator to do a job correctly. A carpenter must feel a certain amount of pride in getting all the angles right in a house...A figure-skater must feel pride to get him/herself out of bed, and practice for eight hours a day. As a piano player, I feel pride when I finally master a Sonata. It does not necessarily follow that because I feel pride that I am insecure. In fact, without the feeling of pride, I will not feel motivated at all to do my best at a job. Pride is a personal and inward feeling. It is what I do as a result of that pride that causes the trouble.
Perhaps people who are inwardly secure feel the need to boast. But boasting may also stem from a need to dominate, or a need to be recognized when in a group of people. Yes, insecure people do this. But it is usually a great surprise to boasters that they are actually insecure. We see it, but do they feel it??? Sometimes, I wonder about that.
Pride has gotten a bad rap. Jesus warns about pride- but this warning is about the sort of pride that a man or woman feels when they feel superior to everyone, especially God. But in and of itself, pride is what makes us do a job correctly, do a job with joy, and do a job over and over with skill and precision. Else...why bother?
And when I do a job with pride, and then leave without recognition from others, pride makes me want to do it again tomorrow. My inward pride is important to my ego and my superego. Again, it is what I do with my pride that in the end decides how I am judged by others. Those actions are the trouble, not the pride itself.
In memorium to Teddy, my beloved cat, who died today, in whom I was proud, Jaiannah
answered 30 Jun '11, 06:40
People who have a lot of pride are inwardly insecure. That's why they feel the need to boast.
Everyone I know who is genuinely confident in themselves is also humble.
answered 29 Jun '11, 15:07
not sure of the measuring stick you are using,
answered 30 Jun '11, 02:01
We should set our standards high, we are to emulate God. We are God's children and so should have high standards as "What would God say?", "How would God react?" As well we should humble ourselves, not to be boastful or judgmental, both of these falsely sets us higher or better than others and that is what makes us fall. That is exactly what made Satan fall himself, it is separating from the whole and when you separate from the whole you make yourself less. We can not be separate from the whole and therefore no part can ever be better than any other part. All are needed to have the whole be the whole, there is nothing separate from God.
Edit added more explaining
What I mean by no part better than any other part is like in the Bible the hand can not be the foot, or the toes the eyes the fingers can not be the spine. All parts are needed in the body of Christ, I can not say for example my hands are better than my feet. My feet take me places my hands could never take me, but my hands can grab things my feet never could. So both are different with different functions just as all people have a purpose and all people contribute in someway to the body of God each unique and just as much needed by God.
Why worry about what others do? We can only be, just as others can only be. By realizing that it is not the person that is doing the things, but the ego-self. Most of the world is caught in an ego trap. And unfortunately this includes many people of several religions. Jesus speaks of love, compassion, and non judgement. Is your questioning anothers integrity not that of judgement? Regardless of their reasons, you can not know them. Just share love and compassion with them and remember, it is not their authentic self doing things, it is their ego-self.
answered 30 Jun '11, 02:13
well you can worry about what other people do. because it will affect other people. so it is better to care about people and help them. i have free will you have free will so use it wisely.
answered 01 Jul '11, 02:02
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