Acting from Pride and making Yourself Proud

“Acting from pride and making yourself proud are two different ideas. Of course we’re talking about the latter. Indeed, you may have to humble yourself in order to make yourself proud, say, by admitting that your drinking is out of control or by recognizing that the way you relate to people belittles them. The existential ideal is not about providing cover for arrogance, grandiosity, and narcissism. It is about demanding that you make use of your freedom to align your actions with a vision of how you intend to live.”

~ Eric Maisel, Ph.D.  from Rethinking Depression

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