Is it ever good to be “prideful”? I started this discussion within another discussion group. The response has been intriguing. In a sense, from all the various luminaries so far, the consensus has been that “managed” pride is essential to well-being and self esteem. I get that from a purely intellectual level, however from an emotional and experiential level, it doesn’t quite sit well with me. My initial reaction is that the positive aspects of “pride” is culturally motivated, primarily Western/American, resulting from our worship of individuality. Whereas my orientation lends itself more to interdependence. With that said, my thought is that it is never “good” to be prideful, for its the path to destruction. What are your thoughts?