An interesting topic like this all comes from a single Chinese character: “夸” – boast and arrogance.
This Chinese character “夸” contains two basic words: “大”: big”; 亏”: loss. Funny, huh?😂
I admire our ancients’ great wisdom in integrating a big truth into one single character: “Arrogance will eventually suffer big losses”.
Self-confidence is different from arrogance. The former is calm and humble, and the latter often likes to sensationalize or conceal their ignorance.
There are certainly many arrogant geniuses in the world, but most people need to recognize their position and situation. Your random “biting off more than one can chew” will eventually suffer a lesson in constant expansion and recklessness.
On a larger scale, a nation should also avoid false arrogance.
As Liang Sicheng said: “A nation’s arrogance and inferiority both stem from the ignorance of its own history and culture. Only by understanding its own past can it stand on an objective stand and produce deep national self-esteem.”
Self-esteem is the right choice, and arrogance must suffer.
Good morning, my friends!🌈☕