Growing up in church, I was taught not to have pride. Whether the message was intended this way or not, I got the idea in my head that the proper moral way to be was to compliment others, and think only good things about them, while ignoring their faults, and to do the opposite for myself. It was immoral to recognize the good in myself because that was prideful, and instead I should only see the bad in myself.
It was a setup for destructiveness.
Without intending any pun, this is an article I am especially proud of, and an article where I made myself very vulnerable to my audience.
Christian Pride — Made In God’s Image