What is pride? Is it the quality or state of being proud? According to Dictionary.com it could also be a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction that you get when you experience something special. There can be many different meanings of pride. Pride can be the allegiance towards a certain group or club, the pride one gives towards its own country, or even the pride that someone has internally within themselves could be another way to look at the definition of pride. Pride can be interpreted in more ways than one; it just depends on the way the word is being used.
The pride that I have towards a group at church or an extracurricular club at school can have many different interpretations to other people besides what I think pride is in my own interpretation. It could even be the outgoing and upbeat pride you exert within those groups or clubs. Every Friday night during football season in the fall you can see the excalibur of pride being displayed by the Spirit Club within the enormous student section directed towards the football team, the band, as well as the entire Niceville community to get them all pumped up for the game. The dedication of pride that the Spirit Club displays every Friday really brings out the type of people it takes to have so much pride and faith to cheer on the football team every week throughout the fall. The Spirit Club is most commonly known for the weekly Friday night ritual of silly string gone haywire during the third quarter while the Niceville High School drum line plays as well as the chants for certain players when they do something extraordinary. Pride equals dedication. Dedication equals allegiance. Being involved in such a small youth group at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Niceville, really tests my dedication on a weekly basis. I still show my pride in being involved in such a small youth church group whether I am the only person there one week or whether there are eight people the following week. In our very small youth group we...
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