Everyone knows the story about the deer who was proud of his beautiful horns and ashamed of his lean legs . However , when the deer was in danger , it was his legs that helped him run swiftly . His horns , that he was so proud of , got entangled in the branches and led to his death . Pride had brought about his fall !

            It is not right to be proud of what we posses . If we have skills , we should quietly use them for our progress and in the service of others . If we are excessively proud of  what we won , the very things we brag about will bring about our downfall .

            In the final reckoning , nothing in this world belongs to us . So what makes us so proud ?

Whatever wealth we accumulate during our lifetime should be used for the benefit of others The  tree in the forest is not proud of its products . Instead it freely gives its produce to the  birds , the animals , the insects and man . It is only man who is vain , who loves to boast and show off his worldly possessions to others . Ultimately , however , he has to leave everything behind , while his body is left to burn or decay . To be proud is to be foolish . o be humble is to be wise .