It's been a long day of teaching about the Wild Side of Pride, and I'm tired ... mental exhaustion. Too much study, delving into the issues.
Teaching about such things is a very rewarding experience, don't get me wrong. You just have to hope it's doing someone some good.
Because it's clear we can know about the trickiness of pride and still be tricked. That's what trickiness is all about. It's very tricky.
Again, let me emphasize this just so no one misunderstands the issue. Pride itself is good. We want it, we need to have pride.
But it's a double-edged sword, so to speak. It cuts both ways. Healing and killing, as it were. We need to handle it in the best way.
If we're consumed by pride, that means we've gone beyond what is good and beneficial. We're then dealing with the Wild Side of Pride.
Maybe it'd be possible to bring it back down. I believe it's been done, although it has to be rare. Usually it's simply hopeless.
The good news is most of us aren't so far gone. We can still take the good path.
But you see, for example, some muscle builders, they're too far gone. They had pride, then pride had them!
They have literally given themselves over to it, and now their bodies are seriously misshapen, making for a hideous display.
But pride (or rather, the Wild Side of Pride) marks them, as they drink one weird chemical milkshake after another and stare in the mirror.
Don't follow them. I know you won't. That'd be ridiculous. Stay the good path. Have healthy pride, not pride from the Wild Side.