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#119055 - 01/07/04 04:22 PM Pride
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Pride, or to act proudly.
This question is prompted by the mission statement of a corporation -- something to the effect of "Proudly providing . . .".
My question is, is this a positive statement, given the negative connotations of pride, as in "Pride goeth before a fall", and pride being one of the seven deadly sins, etc..
I'd be most interested in the wisdom of your responses.
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#119056 - 01/07/04 04:34 PM Re: Pride
#119057 - 01/07/04 04:41 PM Re: Pride
Loc: lower upstate New York
...probably not a problem to proudly provide.
#119058 - 01/07/04 06:44 PM Re: Pride
While I admire your reasoning, musick, I can't agree with your generalisations for a moment since I think it's a completely unrealistic assessment of what makes humans tick.
I see pride in every single person around me in daily life: when it is an internally focussed agent of creation and personal reward its effects are, I believe, mostly laudable. When, like many of our other attributes, it is allowed to become an end in itself it grows into a pernicious evil.
But I happily defer to your personal experience being true for you ~ 'tis well known that musicians are a special breed! :)
#119059 - 01/07/04 07:05 PM Re: Pride
...an internally focussed agent of creation...
You've sparked my internal force to create a new memory based on your explaination of what exactly® you mean.
Is a 'sense of accomplishment' *truly talking about something else or is it just a less emotionally intense version of 'pride'?
#119060 - 01/07/04 07:08 PM Re: Pride
mmm, I guess it's a close cousin. Wait, izzat a good thang or a baaad thang?!
#119061 - 01/07/04 07:10 PM Re: Pride
Your sounding a bit sheepish, there...
#119062 - 01/07/04 07:14 PM Re: Pride
#119063 - 01/07/04 07:19 PM Re: Pride
Loc: rego park
well mav, what do ewe expect when you ramble on?_________________________
my other obsession
#119064 - 01/07/04 07:30 PM Re: Pride
...are a special breed!
- and -
- and -
...a close cousin.
Are ewe trying to tell me something?
davego had no idea what he was starting...
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