Saturday, April 2, 2016

55 Fiction # 19 ~ Boastful

I am participating in A to Z Challenge 2016 where we write 26 posts in a month each day on one word from A to Z barring Sunday's. Today's word is "B".


My theme is “Human Characteristics”. Today I chose “Boastful”.

Budding player, putting in hard hours, to excel at any cost, demeaned at every opportunity, by the coach not fond of her.
Neither you possess forehand of Supriya nor backhand like Taniya. Sharapovas and Williams of the academy, the ones you should boast of, shouldn’t you?
Thyself I am boastful of, pat came her reply.

~ KARAN 

Being boastful about one’s own self isn’t always necessarily being arrogant. Loving yourself even with your shortcomings is the most important thing in life. As RasheedOgunlaru says “There's no alternative to being yourself. Accept it, honour it, value it - and get on with it.”

35 comments:

  1. Perfect quote. We are stuck with ourselves, we may as well get along with us.

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  2. Well put Karan. One has to love oneself first before expecting others to even like us. It is certainly not arrogance. Good going..
    :)

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    1. thank you so much Archana, this realisation helps us in the longer run, when life throws some tough questions at us.

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  3. People are boastful because of who they are, where they are, what they do... that they are highly educated or professional or rich. No matter who you are.

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    1. that's the way it should be and no matter what one shouldn't doubts one's own-self.

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  4. Blowing your own trumpet is better than blowing another's. At least we can avoid AIDS,.

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    1. LOL :P
      I didn't realise there is this funny side to it as well ;)

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  5. Very well put! And I love the quote.

    Modern Gypsy

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    1. Thank you so much, keep dropping in :)

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  6. So aptly put: "Being boastful about one’s own self isn’t always necessarily being arrogant"!
    And the quote by RasheedOgunlaru is superb!
    Another great post :)

    Cheers,
    Srivi
    The Piscean Me | Twitter

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    1. that surely inspires me to keep writing, thank you so much for such kind words Srivi :)

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  7. That was beaaautifully put Karan. Many a times I have seen great achievers speaking openly about how they did it....no way does it sound boastful. It all depends on how it is conveyed...the attitude! Good going!
    @KalaRavi16 from
    Relax-N-Rave

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    1. I agree it surely depends on how it is conveyed, and a little more on how it is taken.

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  8. Yes. Some people confuse being selfish with caring for oneself. I've learnt it the hard way, and I could relate with this post :)

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    1. I am glad you could relate :)
      keeping reflecting.

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  9. Being boastful is sometimes you really need and all we need is keep boasting ourselves in a positive way. Great topic i must say :)

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    1. aww this is one more to the list of inspiring comments that keeps pushing me to keep writing :)
      thank you so much for such kind words.

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  10. There is always a thin line. Just bragging about one's own self isn't good.

    www.seeya-sk.blogspot.com

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    1. there is, but as long as you dont cross it, bragging is in a way necessary.

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  11. Well said Karan.
    Bookmarkedđź‘Śđź‘Ś

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    1. thanks Mangesh for such warm words :)

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  12. Rightly put Karan.. how you put forth yourself makes other believe about you.

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  13. Well said. Love the quote too. Happy AtoZ~

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    1. thanks Shalini, best wishes to you too.

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  14. Not loving ourselves enough and not standing up for our own selves is often the reason we let others decide our fate and be pushed down harms way.
    A powerful message there Karan.
    Keep up the good work and let's rock the A to Z challenge together!

    My Era @theerailivedin
    The Era I Lived In

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    1. that surely keeps me going ME, thanks for reflecting and yeah lest rock it together!!

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  15. I often find that being boastful or bragging about oneself is one of he most difficult things for people to do. It's a good skill to develop!

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    1. It certainly is a very important skill to develop and benefits you more than what you would have ever thought.

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~ Thanks for sharing your thoughts, keep reflecting ~

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