You are all my Wheelchildren.
So I must poison you.
bh aspires to be king douche. I almost admire his ambition.
The fact that I can occasionally see a post of WCM's pop up is one of the few reasons I continue to return to what is increasingly the Bighead Query Barrage Brigade Boards.
Wherein a question is asked, a victim position claimed, and none ever cry uncle.
Arrogance is really only a sin when it comes from deluded narcissists lacking the awareness to comprehend their own banality. These pitiful, misguided fools will often accuse others of being arrogant when threatened by the proximity of a clearly superior individual. I suppose it's the only way to assuage the cognitive dissonance of knowing you are the most awesomest person ever to have lived and then realizing you're surrounded by people who, through some vile trickery, manage to appear more awesomer than you. They must be arrogant ego-maniacs desperately posturing, obviously! They must be publicly denounced for their arrogance!
Bighead's rants feel so old they should all start with once upon a time...
Want to know one of the best ways to tell if someone is truly arrogant or not? An arrogant person will never praise someone who opposes them because they cannot accept that anyone who opposes them could have any worth. A superior individual is one capable of showing respect, even admiration, towards a person he doesn't actually like.
Actually, you are wrong to say that arrogance is really only a sin when it comes from deluded narcissists. You can be confident without being arrogant. Arrogance, by definition, is based on an exaggerated sense of importance. What you've said is like some sort of molded argument for all arrogant d-bags to use in any situation where they rightfully are called arrogant.
Any obnoxiously arrogant asshole athlete or moviestar could say what you've said here and appear justified.
You might say that I broke Wheelchairman's legs and now he's part of my favorite band.
No, wait, that's not how it goes..
If it makes you feel any better I used to think he was arrogant because he acted like he was somehow better and more important than me. Then I realized he was better and more important than me and that I was just being butthurt about it. It motivated me to become a better poster.
If you pay attention you'll perhaps notice he does not behave "arrogantly" towards people he knows to be equals. Even people he regularly, or used to regularly, disagree with. Baldwin, for example. You, on the other hand, display an overwhelming level of arrogance any time somebody offends you in some way or has the audacity to disagree with you. And you get really creepy and stalker-like about it too. I honestly hope you seek help for that one day. And no, I'm not being arrogant. I know I'm a million miles from perfect. But I can acknowledge my flaws and seek to improve. When you receive criticism here, which is pretty much constantly, do you ever even consider that the criticism might be valid? You don't appear to. Doesn't it strike you as odd that you can't even consider it? I mean, I'm fairly batshit in some ways, but I know it.