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Pride : Coming Into Our Own

By Siegfried Goodfellow

Heathenism teaches pride as a positive value of life. It sees no value in self-effacement, but in healthy enjoyment of one’s achievements and accomplishments. This is different than arrogance, which flies out of proportion to the weight and worth of the deed or deeds, and loses connection completely to the community’s hearty but moderated evaluation.

It’s important to feel proud of oneself, for it is a strength, and heathenism is about cultivating and collecting strengths. A good, proportionate, strong sense of self is a good not only for self but for the community as well, because the richness of one’s flavor adds new colors of joy and depth to the gathering, and encourages others to be their full and true selves.

Read the original article at: Heathen Ranter

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