When I was growing up in our spirituality group,... pride or to be proud was the worst.... Because pride is ego!
And minority feelings is ego too.
Pride hinders us to enjoy our life. Because everybody can hurt us easily when he is crashing our pride. We live in an illusion, that we are superior and that will hinder us to become better. We need humbleness to learn new stuff and too much pride will obstruct us to learn!
When even somebody is saying our Guru is bad, - disciple ego, we will be upset. The Guru should take our ego and now another guy can hurt us with our relationship to that Guru! Understand your ego! Everything that we make will build up our ego or pride!
When I went to the best Therapists in the world, much better than A. Roberts ... I was astounded that these Therapists were building up our ego instead to destroy it.
Not every ego is bad! The great Bhakti Yogi Ramakrishna said we can't destroy our ego. So let your ego become a servant of God then everything will be perfect!
Bragging will make us worse.
For instance, if I am proud, that I am honest. And if I don't tell anybody that I think that I am honest, I will strive for more honesty! And if I tell everybody how honest I am, I will lose my honesty!
3 reason to enjoy our pride
1.) We can hold up our values with pride. If we can't be proud of the things that we are doing we are getting worse.
2.) If something is going bad we can keep working to get the things done because we think we can do it. Without pride, we give up easily.
3.) If we care about something or somebody we need pride. Otherwise, we don't care. For instance, if we are proud of our family, we will care for our family.