Boast: (v) to talk with excessive pride and self-satisfaction
If doing it doesn’t give you an adequate boost of joyful satisfaction, then stop.
If you believe you need recognition, appreciation, applause or even space to perform your due diligence, you are destined to a life of sour despair.
There has to be joy in the doing, or the doing will become the burdensome chore of the malcontent.
I find that I’m only tempted to boast when I’m doing a job that really does not suit my taste and therefore needs to be bolstered by the admiration of others.
For instance, I was a writer long before I was read.
If I didn’t enjoy being a writer, I would have been absolutely miserable and would have made everyone around me fidgety as I complained about the arduous task of putting words on a screen.
I enjoyed it so I continued. If others end up finding purpose or pleasure in my phrasing and placement of notions, it’s just a magnificent manifestation.
If you find a boastful human, you will discover a soul who is not only insecure, but fearful that what they’re doing is a heap of meaningless.
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