Looking Again At Arrogance

As you know, many people often label me as arrogant for one reason or another. So it’s no surprise that I think long and hard about arrogance in search of whether or not there is truth to those claims. A talk the other day sparked something for further consideration. Now, arrogance as I understand it, has an inherent belief that you are superior to everyone else–which is why I refute it, as I’ve argued in the past. But I have identified a possibility of why people label me as arrogant. Both arrogant people and I follow our own paths–the difference is in why we do so. An arrogant person does so because they believe they are superior; I do so because I believe everybody should do so. Why do I believe everybody should do so? Well, for one we are all different and so obviously we cannot all have the same path. For another, there’s been a lot of heinous crimes committed in human history because people follow their leaders or the masses instead of following their own path. But most importantly, as long as I can remember I’ve known that I must follow my own path, and that surety as seen me through a lot: it was the source of my problems in elementary school, and the source of a large amount of benefits in high school and university. And that surety has made me feel that others should also follow their own path because while difficult it is ultimately more rewarding.

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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