Pride Goes Before a Fall
Pride is born but of overconfidence. It is considered to be a sin. Pride often results in weakness. There are many things which create pride in marl. These are riches, status, power, recognition, ability, etc. The saying that pride goes before a fall is proved by many instances. Take, for example, the story of the hare and the tortoise. The hare was very confident of running fast and reaching the destination before time. He slept on the way and lost the race to the tortoise. It is seen that many students who scored high marks have become so over-confident of their achievement that they consider themselves as above average and neglect their studies. In result, they lose their high position. On the other hand, many weak students work very hard and, in the end, they surpass the brilliant students. The feeling of pride in achievement makes a person slack. It is the cause of laziness. A proud person is self-centered. He does not like to listen to other people’s advice. He thinks that he knows everything. One must learn from the examples that pride had resulted in the fall of many. One should be humble in life.