Action without experience, takes confidence to try it, and arrogance to feel it is right. Always, some get left out. Lines, many lines are crossed under the guise of Future History mis-calculated! or mis-concieved..?
I agree with the defining differences that have already been addressed but to add to that...confidence is being in a place where you are not afraid to use what you know to help others without jamming it don their throats, the focus is on the other not on how much you know or do, and the arrogant side to that is when someone thinks they are so above it all they can use the others for their own advantage, because after all, it's their right!
Sorry “guys”, I was headed to a serious conversation. I wonder if we realize the power that arrogance really has over our daily lives? I believe it is the single biggest problem in the world today because I believe it's the root of most issues both personal and in the world. It feeds our pride and keeps us from giving or accepting help with grace. It feeds our judgmental tendencies not allowing us to use or build on each other's ideas but to push for our own desires. No one seems to be immune from this phenomenon. It causes more mistakes, more broken relationships, more lost time in the business world and more wars than any other single human trait. I was just wondering if anyone else sees it as this big of an issue.
Is it just me...or did I not read everyone else's reponses accurately enough....but by this point in time I think someone should've said..."Is'nt it arrogant to decide who is arrogant or not. Wouldn't you be making an arrogant assumption...to state who you think is arrogant or not?"
I do see it in myself and I find it a very offensive trait of mine - that's one of the reasons I've been thinking about it a lot. But at least to identify it, helps to learn from it. Interestingly enough though as I delved into my own arrogance, I realized that we all have this "unspoken" trail and I realzied the impact it has on all of us - from the highest world leaders to the lowest of us "common folk". I'm moving on to Dame Scribe's comment - seems like that's the place to analyze next to see what was true arrogance and what is confidence.
There is a lot of good thought processes going on here - thanks! I've been feeling lately that most of us are arrogant in our own lives - notwithstanding the arrogance of those who propose to lead us - either in our working lives or in our world. I'm struggling to put a good spin on a bad concept - your humor and comments are really helping...
If someone is smarter, stronger, better-looking, or has found something that has improved their lives, but is humble about it, they won't lord it over others but may gladly share what has helped them get where they are with others.
It's arrogance when people think their superiority (real or imagined) in any particular area places them above the rules of common decency and entitles them to look down their noses at and insult others.
Speaking of arrogance, who can be more arrogant than the US congress? In spite of the overwhelming majority in opposition to their foolish health care bill they will pass it anyway, in the middle of the night under the cover of darkness nearly 3000 pages of new legislation they haven't read, a half trillion in new taxes, 106 new federal bureaucracies, a piece of legislation that doesn't meet any of the goals advanced for submitting it in thee first place and a law that is outside the constitutional authority granted to them!
I've often been accused of being arrogant, and it's usually by people who disagree with me about something. I've noticed that some of my favorite historical personages have also been accused of arrogance. What exactly is arrogance? And is it always bad?Is there any non-pejorative way to say that...
How to deal with Boss who is rude and arrogant?My Boss is rude and I feel like slapping him. I have no choice other than working their only because of many reasons. Any suggestion and experience on how to deal with such boss?
if we look globally there are so many different religion and barring few , almost all claim that their way and their version is only way , rest are either false way or half baked ways..if one does not follow their prescribed way , he/she is heading for trouble..now you may be good person ..doing...
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