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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Wasn't Bill Gates & pals that made a significant discovery WRT the internet, and went outside singing "Lord, it's hard to be humble!"

Is it sometimes hard not to brag about how great you are?

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

I used to be conceited but I went to the doctor and got it fixed...Now I am perfect;) (teehee)

Seriously now, I know what I am good at, but I also know my limitations...for instance you NEVER want to hear me sing;)

3. Posted by Bluenose (Inactive 36 posts) 11y

I find the best way to avoid bragging about how great I am is to surround myself with other people who I think are just as great if not more so.

4. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Other people wont let you get too big-headed anyway

There's always someone to remind you :

a) where you come from
b) where your parents came from
c) the conditions under which you achieved success
d) that you may not have deserved success
e) that success doesnt suit you
f) that success doesnt last
g) that "you cant take it with you"

5. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

It's nice to be important, but more important to be nice:)

6. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting samsara2

"... Other people wont let you get too big-headed anywayThere's always someone to remind you..."

Does the "Tall Poppy Syndrome" originate from Ireland?

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Bragging tends to fall on deaf ears, so the one doing the bragging is essentially talking to themselves. Great for a self-affirming uplift - other than that, not worth the time.

8. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I dont know what the Tall Poppy Syndrome is, but I hazard a guess and say that it has something to do with begrudgery?

in which case, yes, there is a certain spirit of begrudgery in the Irish....I'm not sure why...but it's one of our few flaws

9. Posted by Bluenose (Inactive 36 posts) 11y

There's something very solid and permanent when self-respect is accompanied by humility whereas the satisfaction that comes from boastful pride can be here one minute gone the next.

10. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Quoting Bluenose

There's something very solid and permanent when self-respect is accompanied by humility .

A friend of my Mum's, a monk, passed on some quote (which I think was in French but I dont know it exactly) - it was something like "True humility is not giving a damn"

I had to think about that one for a while....but it makes perfect sense really.