Saturday, January 15, 2011

The problem with pride

Artist: Antoine Wiertz

Now this is a very interesting observation. It makes a whole lot of sense, actually:

Pride makes us hate our equals because they are our equals; our inferiors from the fear that they may equal us; our superiors because they are above us.

-- St. John Vianney (the Curé d'Ars)

There's something to be said for learning how to be ordinary and to experience being ordinary as a great relief!

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