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You shouldn’t be proud of yourself

These days we find people that feel a weird sense of superiority based on listening to some music band or following some underground comedian.

If you are proud of yourself for one of the following reasons, please stop.  

 

Not liking popular stuff

Some people think proclaiming that Justin Bieber sucks is the most daring opinion they can have.

There’s no reason to be proud for not liking popular things, whether they are great or not.

Except in China and North Korea, everything popular has criticism and lot of people doesn’t like it so your opinion doesn’t put you in an elite but in the majority.

Is not that you should feel bad about hating Katy Perry or Facebook, those are valid opinions but there’s just no reason to be proud of them.  

 

Being cynical  

It’s very immature thinking that you are an advanced observant person because you see the negative side of everything.

Someone who sees the negative side of life is destructive, not cool.    

 

 

Observant, smart people find out more about everything in life, both good and bad, because life is complex.

People pride themselves on being cynical because they think it makes them smart and sharp but being skeptical leads to lack of trust and that makes you hateful.  

 

Not being surprised  

Some people feel a sense of superiority by not getting shocked when visualizing a violent video or a very sad scene in a movie.

If you watch a kid being beaten with the same attitude you eat breakfast every morning, probably you are not a wonderful person but a selfish self-centered one.  

 

Offending people  

Sometimes people get offended because what you write hit a nerve or because you say something difficult to hear but important.

It is not hard to offend people, it doesn’t take any skill.

If you say something truthful and important, be proud of that, you should be proud of doing the right thing and not of how many people it upsets.  

 

Being part of a group  

This one is hard to understand.

Why in a million years going along with peers is something to be proud of.

There is no logical reason for an individual to have a superior attitude just by walking surrounded of friends.

We all do that, everyone around you does that, it’s not a particularly outstanding virtue to brag about, is just normal.

Sometimes doing the right thing is doing what the majority is doing.

I’m not saying that these points are bad things at all but you clearly do not deserve a medal for them.

If you really want to feel proud of yourself go out and help people out.    

 

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