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Can shame and pride co-exist?

Being a third generation Canadian has always been a great source of pride for me. We now have 5 such generations in our family and we marvel at our great, good fortune.
Attending the Indigenous Health Summer Gathering this week has tempered my pride somewhat by illuminating what my good fortune has cost the Indigenous inhabitants of this land throughout the past 150 years.
Since I try to use every learning experience as an opportunity for personal growth  I  have been thinking of how this could  apply to a myriad of complex and personal situations. Can one feel shame and pride at the same time?
To reduce this question to its simplest denominator reflect on a time in which you didn't put your best self forward, whether in words, actions or feelings. Did you learn more about yourself from this experience? Were you able to respond differently ( more positively, more effectively) in a future situation?
I think a first step to  transform  feelings of  shame  into those filled with pride comes from how we process our experiences.As someone once said "We do better when we know better". By remaining open to life's lessons we strengthen our human connections and build on how we can each contribute to our world rather than diminish it.

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bestessay on July-13-18 3:10 AM
I think both shame and pride are strong feeling that one sometimes find hard to avoid. However, I think that they can co-exist because that explains my daily routine. I am easily ashamed of talking to people even though I have nothing to be ashamed of. And one of my weaknesses is being full of pride. I do not feel that I need help from other people because as far as I am concerned, I am certainly doing a good job on my own.

bestessays on June-15-18 10:00 AM
well i have seen shame and pride exist at the same time. but your post about the two aspects is quite intriguing. i would love to look into it more. keep posting
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coursework service on June-26-18 2:19 AM
Getting sick and tired of those piles of pointless writing coursework knowing that it is impossible for you to finish them all on time? Are you worried about your course grade, its effect on your overall GPA, and what your teachers may start to think about you?
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lin on July-12-18 6:16 AM
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