“Life is a long lesson in humility.” James M. Barrie

If there is one thing to be said about pride, it is that the more boasting you do, the more certain it is that there will be humiliation.

It is inevitable.

There have been quite a lot of things I have taken pride in over the years. Purity. Snicker. That went a long time ago. Grades. There is always someone smarter than you. Good skin. Hellooooo, wrinkles! Fashion sense. The 80’s proved that I was wrong, but I didn’t realize it for another decade.

So, nowadays I generally keep my mouth shut. I do not want to invite trouble. Are my kids smart? Maybe. Do I have a nice house? Meh. Has my health been relatively good? Uh…. Is my sourdough bread to die for? Nah.

Let other people do the boasting for you. That is safer!


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