7 Things You Cannot Say "I Am Proud" About

­­­Seems like many people mix up the phrases I feel lucky about and I am proud about.

(In alphabetical order)

1) I am proud of my gender

Actually it might sound funny but you can only be proud if...you managed to change your gender, and went all through this effort. But again you should say, I am proud that I went through all those changes for my gender, and not I am proud of my gender. Throw in sexual orientation also, since you were born with it as well.

2) I am proud of my generation

Obviously, you just happened to be in this generation. More correct would be to say I like the generation I belong.

3) I am proud of my height

This one happened because you probably had short/tall parents or other short/tall relatives. You can only say that you are proud if in case you had a surgery and you went all through this process to increase/decrease your height. Or maybe if you did some kind of exercises or following a certain diet, or…well, whatever you put any kind of effort to contribute into your height. This one is possibly tough to tell.

4) I am proud of my kids

Well you can say, I am proud that I managed to have kids, but you cannot say you are proud about your kids for what they are, because they chose to be like they are.

5) I am proud of my nationality

You can only say that after you became an official citizen of a country that you moved on. Not for the country you were born at.

6) I am proud of my parents

Nobody chooses their parents. Even your step-parents.

7) I am proud of my skin color

Well this one might be different in each case. You can tell something like I am proud of my tanning, because you put some effort to tan yourself…but you cannot be proud about your natural skin color, since you made zero effort about it.

Essentially, you cannot be proud about something you put no effort to it.


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  • 1mo

    Uh, for #4, that implies parenting is entirely meaningless and has no effect on a developing child.

    ... pretty sure that's grossly inaccurate.

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  • 1mo

    On the contrary I can say I'm proud of all those things.

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    • 1mo

      FYI humans have been saying their proud of all those things for centuries.

    • 1mo

      But you made no effort for them...

    • 1mo

      Lol now that is something you can not say because your only guessing you have no evidence or lack of to even remotely make that statement because you have no clue who I am or how I am as a person.

  • 1mo

    You can be proud of all those things. And 5 is especially true for Turkish people

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