Journeys of Jackman ..The wanderings, musings, learning and thoughts from one man who woke up

Freedom to Think

I LIKE THIS ... It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.

I LIKE THIS ... Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man... It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone


Getting rid of your partner never gets rid of the problem. In fact it ensures it stays around, ready to re-appear next time. Try instead 'getting to work', on yourself and with the partner you have

I LIKE THIS ... The pride of your heart has deceived you. You who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, 'Who can bring me down to the ground?

I like to research the topics we share and so in addition to reading up, and reflecting on my personal experiences, in this instant I asked some male and female friends their thoughts... The ladies said without exception, 'pride, well of course men struggle with that far more!'. Three of four men I chatted with suggested that pride was a woman's issue !! I think it is a human issue not a gender issues...

I LIKE THIS - If your wish is to live with a peace of mind when interacting with people, and to earn respect and love of all then know that pride is a dissatisfaction with the truth, and a belittling of people - MUSLIM WISE WORDS