A session of boasting won’t attract any real friends. It will set you up on a pedestal, however, making you a clearer target.
When your success hovers from one person to the other, it will definitely get to someone who will regard it as failure.
While there are things about which one does not boast, there are others for which to be pitied would be all too humiliating.
So how did you get this job, anyway?’ I asked.
‘My science teacher.’
‘Why’d he pick you?’
‘For my brains and good looks, obviously.’
‘Yeah, right. My social studies teacher picked me, but I can’t really figure out why.”
‘For your brains and good looks, obviously.’
‘Um, thanks.’ Had Aaron just complimented me? Wow.
False humility is quite like the worst of both worlds: both that of Meekness and that of Conceit.
Hopefully, when your actions and deeds – and therefore other people – boast for you, you’re made tired of hearing it, too, from your own mouth because if not, all could lose sight of those actions and deeds behind the gong of your boasting.
If pride really went before a fall, then, Lucifer is the inventor of pride.
Beyond these moments, she could hardly count the fumbling ministrations of boys in high school who, even to her senior prom, never went beyond sticky pleasantries. With one exception, it was just a sort of half-clothed handshake for bragging rights, none hers.
I can cross the boundless ocean just to save you, I cannot eat or sleep without you, I can take you on a journey to heaven and show you to the angels. All these are fake and absurd promises; Be sincere, walk up to your lover and say, honestly, darling, i can only do the best i can for you.