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to be fed up of people being PROUD of themselves?

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amidonefor Sat 05-Mar-16 10:03:49

Every TV show seems to have people banging on about how proud they are of what they've done.

It seems so big-headed - so immodest and boastful.

Perhaps this is more about poor usage of language

The BBC has an ad campaign for itself running on the theme of Run yourself proud, ride yourself proud, punch yourself proud, row yourself proud, wank youself proud....

that kind of thing - I'm living in the past I guess, where pride was a sin and modesty was a virtue

Pride comes before a fall

Fall yourself proud


HeyManIJustWantSomeMuesli Sat 05-Mar-16 10:08:21

wank yourself proud 😂

quietbatperson Sat 05-Mar-16 10:09:58

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LemonRedwood Sat 05-Mar-16 10:10:05

Lol at wank yourself proud 😁

lulucappuccino Sat 05-Mar-16 10:11:17

I agree, OP. We're creating a very narcissistic society, where everything is an achievement.

Fatrascals Sat 05-Mar-16 10:12:37

I agree OP
People of proud of every normal aspect of being a human being.
Poo yourself proud

Smartiepants79 Sat 05-Mar-16 10:13:55

I don't think it's wrong to be proud of true achievements.
Something you've worked hard for or have found particularly difficult.
Not sure about the need to broadcast it to all and sundry though.

NoonAim Sat 05-Mar-16 10:14:04

I agree OP. The interior design challenge contestants were particularly bad for this. Never mind what the client thinks of the rubbish mess I've made of their living room, I'm SO PROUD of myself.

Kerberos Sat 05-Mar-16 10:15:45

Yep I'm with smartie.

op you are being a bit grumpy.

MizK Sat 05-Mar-16 10:18:31

Big-headedness is no longer a bad thing. Five minutes on Instagram will tell you that.....

waffilyversati1e Sat 05-Mar-16 10:20:04

I think there should be a level of pride in ones self and things you have worked for. That's not the same as Kardashian level self importance though

That said, someone watches this shit so aren't they just as to blame?

SmallBee Sat 05-Mar-16 10:22:14

I am proud of myself sometimes. When I actually tidy the house before watching telly, or when I passed all my exams.
But I don't tell everyone about it.
I think it's nice when people are proud but a bit naive to think everyone else cares.

cbigs Sat 05-Mar-16 10:22:26

To be honest having worked with self esteem issues for years its on the whole a very good thing I would say. But the usual vacuous reality tv dickheads will ruin it I suppose ...

sugar21 Sat 05-Mar-16 10:24:21

I am proud of myself. Check my threads on chat

amidonefor Sat 05-Mar-16 10:24:48

@NoonAim - definitely! They kept saying it.

I think it's probably good if your parents or significant close people are 'proud of your achievements' but to be proud of yourself!?

To me, it just seems like saying "I've done a great thing but I can't be doing with standing around waiting for all you arseholes to see how great I am, so I'll just make it clear to you now - I'm proud of myself - so you should admire me too."

longdiling Sat 05-Mar-16 10:24:48

I kind of get what you mean. I do a bit of running and the amount of self congratulating that goes on on Facebook from other runners can be ridiculous, especially if they - gasp - run in the rain. You'd think they'd braved a raging blizzard to save a small child by the amount of patting themselves on the back they indulge in. They've just gone out and done their hobby for God's sake!!

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Sat 05-Mar-16 10:25:04

Its just another word that's been hijacked and overused by the vacuous and self absorbed. If its used in the right context it doesn't bother me but it rarely is these days! I'm grumpy though. And proud of myself for noticing grin

Ditsy4 Sat 05-Mar-16 10:28:51

I think it started with building self esteem. The trouble is some people take it too far a bit like " because you deserve it."

shrekislove Sat 05-Mar-16 10:29:46

I had to read that original post to my dp, wank yourself proud definitely made my morning grin

VoldysGoneMouldy Sat 05-Mar-16 10:33:52

I think you're being a bit of a twat.

If you've done something to be proud of, then you should feel proud of it. It's not immodest, and not boastful - it's a fact. It's completely okay. And the bullshit attitude of "don't acknowledge your accomplishments because it looks arrogant" is what causes so many self esteem issues.

WitchWay Sat 05-Mar-16 10:34:28

My SIL is always on Facebook being Proud of something not wanking so far

Either that or she's "feeling blessed" hmm

WitchWay Sat 05-Mar-16 10:35:19

Voldy it's not the feeling proud that is boastful, it's the telling everyone

VoldysGoneMouldy Sat 05-Mar-16 10:39:22

And why not tell people? We're always telling other people "you should be proud of yourself for that!" but then should disapprove if they say, "well yes I am actually"?

That makes no sense.

JustPoppingIn Sat 05-Mar-16 10:39:32

OK.. Sometimes I am proud of myself.

I am often proud of myself for being barely adequate, ie getting through a day without eating junk food or managing to clean the kitchen.

I think the issue is loudly proclaiming proudness on TV or facebook, it is a bit blah.

amidonefor Sat 05-Mar-16 10:40:36

Pride - for me, is signified by a sort of puffed-up quality, an arrogance, a sense of 'look at me'.

Being pleased at having cleaned the house before that first drink of the day is great - I'm pleased about that - it's a step forward - but being proud of it...

Perhaps I am grumpy - it makes peoples lives seem pretty pissy generally when the thing they're most proud of is having run round a track or balanced a ball on their foot for an hour and a half - perhaps we're in an age where most of us (in the grand sense of things) are destined to achieve fuck all and the 'secret state' decided that to keep us all happy and passive, it would be good to allow us all to be proud of going to work on a regular basis or brushing our teeth and saving the NHS a few bob on fillings or making sure our kids get to school on time - all the tough stuff

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