I occasionally find another blogger whose writing speaks to me. I thought it might resonate with you as well.
Troy Headrick’s personal blog can be found at Thinker Boy: Blog & Art.
When I was growing up, there was a very common euphemism that was used when referring to those who behaved arrogantly. Such people were said to be “full of themselves.” I don’t know if folks still use this phrase or not. Today, because the average person generally spends less time beating around the bush, it is highly likely that he or she would be more direct, saying the following instead: “Arrogant people are full of shit.”
Because arrogant people are full of themselves and they are, by definition, shitty people, that makes them full of shit. I suppose I’ve just proved, using a kind of syllogistic logic, that arrogant people can be both full of themselves and shitty. Actually, they are shitty because they are very much themselves.
(You can probably tell that I really get…
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2 thoughts on “The Problem with Arrogance”
Thanks for reblogging my piece. I also enjoy reading your writing. Your story of leaving America to find yourself is one that strikes close to home as I spent nearly two decades living abroad. Actually, I don’t feel I really understood my home country until I had a chance to look at it from afar. Of course, I learned so much about myself too. Your blog entries are beautifully introspective pieces. Thanks.
Thank you Troy. Looking forward to reading your future work.