Professor L Garcia
February 13, 2013
Confidence, Overconfidence, and Arrogance
This cartoon drawing is a prominent example of a person who possesses overconfidence, confidence, and arrogance. I reassure you that I love people with confidence. I trust that the person who produced this cartoon feels the same way. Although confidence is a good trait to gain, there is a difference between confidence, overconfidence, and arrogance.
Confidence is astounding. If a person acquires confidence then they are more likely to be successful in their lives. I have found that without it you can fail very easily. The boy in the cartoon has plenty of confidence, there is no doubt about that. When it comes to confidence the cartoon upsets me a little, because it shows this boy with a tremendous amount of confidence about to fail. At the same time it never explains rather or not the boy wins the 1 0n 1 match. I like to believe he defeated the much taller man. In the cartoon the boy says that he can beat anyone in the game of basketball. He then calls on the man in blue and asked him if he wanted to play against him. The boy did not realize that the man was sitting on his knees whenever he asked him to play. The man stood up about 2-3 feet taller than the boy and asked the boy if he was ready to play. The little boy’s confidence then dropped and said uhh… I did not like it so much simply because it kind of showed confidence failing. I personally believe that with confidence you are more likely to succeed rather than fail.
Overconfidence is indiscreet. The boy states that basketball is his game and that he can defeat anyone. Overconfidence can get you into trouble. How likely is it that the boy can defeat any person? I would be willing to place money on a game between the boy and Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks.
Arrogance is another form of overconfidence. There are arrogant people out there someplace. This cartoon does a great...