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    do you think arrogance has any place in learning?

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    “In some situations, if you say nothing, you are called dull; if you talk, you are thought impertinent and arrogant. It is hard to know what to do in this case. The question seems to be, whether your vanity or your prudence predominates.”
    William Hazlitt, Selected Essays, 1778-1830






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    Arrogance is the banal mask for cowardice; but far more important, it is the most potent impediment to the flourishing life. Clear thinking and self-importance cannot logically coexist....

    Conceit is an iron gate that admits no new knowledge, no expansive possibilities, nor constructive ideas...

    Such preening not only alienates others, since an overbearing lout is suffocating to be around, but also leads to complacency, precluding change in a wholesome direction...

    New experiences are meant to deepen our lives and advance us to new levels of competence; they are not meant to be used by the self-important as fodder for shoring up their previously adopted views and conclusions.

    Important knowledge and personal guidance dwell in unexpected places. If you wish to see them and avail yourself of them when you come upon them, then guard yourself lest you become vainglorious and uncritically smug.

    The legitimate glow of satisfaction at accomplishing a hard-won worthy goal should not be confused with arrogance, which is characterized by self-preoccupation and lack of interest in the feelings or affairs of others.

    Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness - Sharon Lebell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Smokes View Post
    do you think arrogance has any place in learning?

    Arrogance - no

    Self-Confidence - yes


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    example of self-confidence:



    example of arrogance:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Smokes View Post
    do you think arrogance has any place in learning?
    Arrogance and self righteousness follow behind learning and picking up info

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    but do you think its necessary?
    when one is trying to learn?

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    Yes. because their arrogance leads them to make mistakes. And this process brings them to wisdom after the knowledge

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    Why start with a handicap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GHETTO GOD View Post
    Why start with a handicap?
    Because we don't come out the womb running track

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    thanks guys

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    do you think a person can have to much arrogance/pride/etc?

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    yes. if they hold onto the info too long like if it's precious jewel that they can use to gain attention and acceptance.

    it also depends on where and how they obtained this info, whether or not they have worked their own brains to come up with answers, or the answers were given to them from copypaste.com

    most never get past the knowledge stage because they are afraid to damage their image by being humble. and humbleness seems like a weakness to most because most never get past the knowledge stage
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    17. Al Israa ( 111 )



    Ayah 4

    17:4 And We conveyed to the Children of Israel in the Scripture that, "You will surely cause corruption on the earth twice, and you will surely reach [a degree of] great haughtiness.

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    up for good reason

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