Definition Of Being Proud Essay

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A wise man by the name of F. Scott Fitzgerald, once said “I hope you live a life you’re proud of.” Many people do not recognize or appreciate their little accomplishments in life. Accomplishments may vary, depending on the person’s age. Living the life you are proud of is important because what is life without reward or the satisfying feeling of doing something you are proud of? To feel proud is an accomplishment itself, a feeling that myself and many other people have experienced.
When I was a sophomore in high school I decided to join a basic art class to see if it is something I would like to do as a future career. Friends and family always told me I was artistic or at least had the potential to be, so I thought I would give it a shot.
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Prideful can be seen as overly confident or arrogant, but a literal definition states “a high or inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, merit or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc.” Being proud means “feeling deep pleasure or satisfaction as a result of one’s own achievements or qualities.” Obviously these definitions are dissimilar but the feeling you get inside is much more diverse. It is not always a bad thing to have a high opinion of yourself, but you cannot let it get to your head or effect the people around you. For example, Jessica came from a family of runners and was born as a natural athlete. She never felt proud instead she felt pride: she displays this attitude on and off the …show more content…
People should never feel ashamed for something they cannot do; they should feel proud that they tried. Trying new things can be tough but that’s when the feeling of being proud comes into play. Although it sounds funny, animals can also be proud. Police dogs often feel proud because they help find bodies or drugs, then they are awarded. Often times, I play fetch with my dogs or hide from them, then once they find me they start wagging their tales and bark. Feeling proud can happen anytime and anywhere, it all depends on who you are as a

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