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Father Len explains how pride can poison everything in life from relationships, to religion, to marriages, to organizations and companies.
Highlights, Ideas, & Wisdom
- Pride and its effects are often so subtle as to be unrecognizable.
- The easiest way to manipulate people is to use their pride against them.
- Father Len shares the story of how an FBI agent uses the pride of criminals to induce them to confess their crimes.
- “The Truth Detector: an Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide for Getting People to Reveal the Truth” by Jack Schafer
- Prideful people are always defensive because their professed self-worth and inner strength is a façade.
- Father Len reveals how pride causes him to “freak out and become defensive and disrespectful” when people don’t respect his time.
- Pride is seductive and addicting.
- Pride is like an animal that must be fed over and over.
- Pride is like a freeway off ramp that takes you off the path to God.
- Father Len tells the sad story of how pride caused Alexander the Great to kill his best friend.
- Father Len explains how Satan uses our pride to tempt us to sin.
- “Little Shop of Horrors” Movie
- Prideful people have a constant need for outward signs to demonstrate that they’re okay which ironically leads them to feeling less and less okay inside.
- The prideful are always armored up and defensive.
- “The ruthless, sleepless, unsmiling concentration upon self is the mark of Hell.” – CS Lewis
- Prideful people have difficulty laughing at themselves because of their constant need for input on how great they are.
- Great leaders share two qualities: selflessness and humility.
- Leaders with excessive pride bring nothing but destruction to their companies and organizations.
- “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t” by Jim Collins
- Father Len’s litmus test for a spiritual person: one who believes that pride poisons everything.
- Irish shares the story of how he’s been unwittingly sucked into a corrosive game of pride by a prideful friend.
- Humility and vulnerability are the antidotes to pride.