"Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." - Thomas Merton
I have strong opinions and a strong voice when I need it, but I hate to impose myself. I am constantly my biggest critic, and I am always trying to keep myself in line with a more humble path. However critical we are of ourselves, though, we all have pride in something. What's worse about my pride is it's unpredictable and rocky. I don't always know when I will be shaken.
What I'm learning is how to cope--how to be better and understand that criticism helps you grow. (And how not to embarrass so easily.) I've always known life is a learning experience, but admitting you're wrong isn't easy no matter how many years you've had to do it. Some of us never learn how.