Seven Deadly Sin: Pride

In almost every list, pride (Latin, superbia), or hubris (Greek), is considered the original and most serious of the seven deadly sins, and the source of the others. It is identified as a desire to be more important or attractive than others, failing to acknowledge the good work of others, and excessive love of self (especially holding self out of proper position toward God).
Pride comes in several varieties and not of it is bad. Example of this is pride in your home, life and/or career. This is good pride has the positive benefits of enhancing creativity, productivity, and unselfishness. The varieties of Pride that I am focusing on are: hubris and vanity. I am going to define them then blog stories about them in a few.

Hubris is extreme pride or arrogance. Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one's own competence or capabilities, especially when the person exhibiting it is in a position of power such as a king or general. In Greek tragedies, the person (a hero) who has hubris is most likely suffered downfall and often led his or her death. Terrible consequences befall the tragic hero when hubris causes the violation of a moral code, the neglect of a warning from an authority figure or god, or an attempt to overstep normal human limits. The ancients and people of today thought that the gods or God punishes the sinners of hubris.

In Ancient Greece, "hubris" referred to actions which, intentionally or not, shamed and humiliated the victim, and frequently the perpetrator as well. It was most evident in the public and private actions of the powerful and rich. The word was also used to describe those who considered themselves more important than the gods themselves. For the Greek Olympians, they called Nemesis: Goddess of Divine Vengeance.
Some Examples of hubris
Fall of Lucifer
Gilgamesh

Macbeth

Doctor Faustus.

Frankenstein

Powerful Businessman

Vanity (narcissism) and no not the Vanity Smurf. Vanity is excessively proud of or concerned about one's own appearance, qualities, achievements, etc. Based it is being conceited. You know them when you meet them.
Some Examples of vanity





Tony Starks Ironman - Narcissistic leadership

Gaius Julius Caesar - Sexual narcissism

Exhibitionist - amorous narcissist


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Daily life of Roman life: Slavery

History of Homosexual: Ancient Greece

History of GLBT in the World