Pride is a feeling that can be both constructive and destructive. Healthy pride often inspires positive behavior, however, the unhealthy aspect of it can make one arrogant and self-centered. Appreciating one's own growth and achievement is definitely a self-esteem booster, but overindulgence and comparison may lead to unpleasant consequences.

Usually, people's upbringing and surroundings are huge factors that affect what they feel proud of. For instance, some pandas are proud of sharing their bamboo because they are taught to value kindness more, while other pandas are probably proud of cunningly acquiring bamboo because they value cleverness more.

Whatever the case is, pride is just another feeling and it can arise in the strangest scenarios for a variety of reasons! Recently, a Redditor asked a question, “What are people stupidly proud of?” The viral thread received lots of responses revealing the strangest and most ridiculous reasons why people feel proud of themselves. 

Bored Panda has compiled some of the most interesting answers from the thread, scroll below to read them all, and let us know what you feel about people who just love bragging about their trivial achievements. Lastly, keep celebrating your achievements pandas, and be proud of the good things you do! 

More info: Reddit

#1

Not Changing A Diaper

Not Changing A Diaper My dad, a father of 7, brags that he's never changed a diaper. Like, congratulations on being no help?

Porrick , Mark Finnern Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
1 week ago

How is that a brag? What a dingleberry.

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#2

Fake Mental Illnesses

Fake Mental Illnesses Fake mental illnesses. Depression/anxiety/OCD are not cute and quirky, they’re debilitating af to people who actually suffer them

JoHalley , Stu Report

Kim Contreras
Community Member
1 week ago

Yes, and I'm going to take a lot of abuse for this comment and possibly be kicked off BP, but right now being gay, trans, whatever is a lot more popular than not. As with other areas (mental health for example) those who try to fit in with the 'in group' are detrimental to those who really do belong.

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#3

Not Reading Books

Not Reading Books Not reading books. Actually boasting about it.

Edit: So far, the most tragic comments have been those defending TV watching as "taking just as much effort as reading".

PicardTangoAlpha , Quinn Dombrowski Report

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 week ago

The book is always better than the movie. The book is the entire story, as seen through the eyes of the author and interpreted by your brain. A movie is the writer’s and director’s reworking of the author’s story, to make it fit in a time slot and appeal to a range of audiences by cutting whole characters and storylines, framing for the modern perspective. and adding gratuitous nudity.

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#4

Failing Students

Failing Students Teachers being proud that their classes are hard and their students are always failing.

GreatXs , Christine Cowen Report

Stephanie Did It
Community Member
1 week ago

Then instead of Teachers they should be called Failers

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#5

Unhealthy Dogs

Unhealthy Dogs That their dog weighs so much but really it's an obese sausage with legs who can't even take three steps without running out of breath.

whiskybidnus , Mr TGT Report

zak
Community Member
1 week ago

Ugh, I hate seeing over-fed pets ☹️

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#6

Willful Ignorance

Willful Ignorance Willful ignorance. Example: pride in not knowing how to do basic math.

stupidlyugly , frankieleon Report

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 week ago (edited)

Or not believing in science.

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#7

Speaking Their Minds

Speaking Their Minds How sensitive people don't get along with them because they're "not afraid to openly speak their mind."

(aka they are a**holes who always have to share their questionable opinions very loudly)

Butalo , Pedro Ribeiro Simões Report

Doctor Strange
Community Member
1 week ago

People who are proud of being "brutally honest" only care about the "brutal" not the "honest". Its perfectly possible to be honest without being a jerk.

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#8

Not Missing A Day Of Work

Not Missing A Day Of Work "I haven't missed a day of work in years."

This usually means you went into the office while really sick, at least a couple of times.

44035 , charlotte henard Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
1 week ago

Spreading viruses and making others ill. It is not good. It is pathetic.

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#9

Skin Color

Skin color. You fell out of your mother like that. It's not a personal achievement.

behold_the_cursor Report

Nicki
Community Member
1 week ago

I think for the African American community it is a little bit different. It is only recently that we have started outwardly taking pride in being black because for the longest time in society we were told we are not good enough, smart enough or capable enough just because of the color of our skin. When you get told that for 100's of years, most in the community start to internalize this. So we are basically trying to undo a lot of generational trauma by being loud and proud about being black and uplifting ourselves. We are not saying we are better than anyone per se, but we are trying to uplift ourselves because in the past no one else would. I hope that makes sense 😊

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#10

Drunk Driving

Drunk Driving Drunk driving.

They say it like it makes them a super cooool dude. Wait until you hit and kill a child and then see how cool you think you are. Bellends.

Consistent_Pie_7408 , Jason Weaver Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
1 week ago

you have no defence if you are drunk driving. Grow up, you are pathetic.

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#11

Opinions Based On A Single Thing

Opinions Based On A Single Thing Holding or Acquiring Believes or Opinions based on a single thing about yourself,

to say you will or won't do something because it's the (Alabama Way). Supporting everything America does because you're American. Supporting EVERYTHING a political party does because they're your political party. Supporting everything a woman does because you're a feminist.

SpareAd2794 , MadLab Manchester Digital Laboratory Report

Jaden Alexander
Community Member
1 week ago (edited)

*coughcoughTrumptardscough*

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#12

Not Knowing Something

Not Knowing Something Not knowing something.

I have a coworker who, whenever they saw me replacing the paper towels, would loudly and proudly declare they have never done that in the five years they worked there, and that they didn’t even know how. I certain he thought it was some amazing “look how smart I am” moment in his head, but all I could think of was, “I’d be embarrassed to not know something so basic, and certainly not proud to be that lazy.”

n00baka , Matt Baume Report

K Sarfo
Community Member
1 week ago

Its OK to say it aloud

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#13

Vroom Vroom Car Sound At Red Lights

Vroom Vroom Car Sound At Red Lights The vroom vroom sound their car makes at red lights. Like dude. Cook it. You're in a Mazda.

RosemaryGoez , Nicholas_T Report

Lene
Community Member
1 week ago

I sometimes make the vroom vroom sounds.... but entirely by accident. I get a bit scared when the car goes VRROOOOOOOMMMM! when all I expected was a mini-vroom.

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#14

Being Cruel

Being Cruel being cruel.

My ex actually said, "Yeah, I saw this guy in a pub yesterday who tried talking to us so I basically burned his stupid shirt for an hour lol," which is one of the main reasons I broke up with him.

AnyCurrency6027 , Les Chatfield Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
1 week ago

What a twatbasket your ex was.

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#15

Brand Loyalty

Brand Loyalty Brand Loyalty,

If you're not getting paid to exclusively use Apple, Samsung, Sony, Nintendo, Nike, Adidas, Chanel then why are you going so a hard for them?

SpareAd2794 , Patrik Hamberg Report

Whitefox
Community Member
1 week ago

Blind brand loyalty based on popularity is one thing.. Brand Loyalty based on a good product that delivers what it promises and more is not a bad thing.

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#16

Internet Followers

Internet Followers Followers.
Internet clout.

French_Window , TT Marketing Report

Nikki Sevven
Community Member
1 week ago

Internet clout is like Monopoly money.

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#17

Long Working Hours

Long Working Hours Long commute times and working hours.

KyotoGaijin , Mike Cofrancesco Report

Mohammad Ammar
Community Member
1 week ago

Yes. You're not hard working, you're just sad, and everyone's counting down the days till your mental breakdown.

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#18

Being Religious

Being Religious Being religious

anon , rawpixel Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
1 week ago

This partially incorrect. Being religious is a bizarre thing to be proud of unless you are part of the right religion, like me, we are just trying to help all you heathens from burning in Hell for eternity.

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#19

Teenage

Teenage Teens who think that are gangsters.

_sth1 , Richard Riley Report

Stephanie Did It
Community Member
1 week ago

We had a family friend who, at 15, decided she wanted to join a gang. After her 'initiation," she was so badly mangled that she had to have a closed casket funeral. Gangs are not cool or fun, kids.

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#20

Not Listening To Experts

Not Listening To Experts 1. Not reading books.
2. Not listening to experts.

ConnieLingus24 , Siyavula Education Report

Jaden Alexander
Community Member
1 week ago

Not so sure about this one. This flex could land you in a presidency.

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#21

Bragging About Trauma

Bragging About Trauma How bad they have it. I’ve seen people borderline brag about how much trauma they’ve been through like it’s some kind of contest.

anon , Cristian Ungureanu Report

foofoofloofy
Community Member
1 week ago

I think we've all seen that FB post where OP says that they can never make their mom's recipes the way she does, and a commenter spends 3 paragraphs wingeing about how OP's post was hurtful and offensive because their (commenter's) mother was an alchoholic and a drug addict and blah blah blah...case in point.

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#22

Political Views

Political Views Their political views.

It's not just one side doing this c**p either. It's just as annoying to be berated and talked down to by a "woke" person as it is a "MAGA" person. You're both being annoying, and taking pride in it. Just stop, f**k.

Wizard_Elon_3003 , Gage Skidmore Report

Greg Williams
Community Member
1 week ago

I see a lot of stuff like this and I usually agree. Having grown up in the south and being surrounded by far-right beliefs as a liberal I know some very good people that are conservative. But I find it different with "MAGA" to support Trump you have to disconnect yourself from reality in some regard, be hateful, or just ignorant. Now I'm not saying that Biden is good or even most democrats. They still act with self interest, but as the alt-right seems to take over the typically conservative, it's no longer just a differing of opinion on what's best, it's actively working against LITERAL NAZIS running for office and seating in Congress.

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#23

Being An A*****e

Being An A*****e How much of an a*****e they can be

This_Is_My_93 , Los Angeles District USACE Report

Jaden Alexander
Community Member
1 week ago

It's amazing to me how many people wear their assholishness as a giant badge of honor.

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#24

Ancestral Roots

Their "roots" in a country that their great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather was from.

TheIrishninjas Report

El Dee
Community Member
1 week ago

Yeh, this is utter bull. Be interested in it but it's NOT your whole identity..

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#25

Working 60+ Hours A Week

Working 60+ Hours A Week Working 60+ hours a week

bee-sting , Nenad Stojkovic Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
1 week ago

If you need to work these hours due to poverty and low earning jobs I feel for you. If it is you hustling and working non stop like the morons on the linkedin page earlier, you need to step back and take a look at your priorities.

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#26

Alcohol Drinking Capacity

How much alcohol they can drink.

Longjumping_Toe3929 Report

Chich
Community Member
1 week ago

This should have faded away by the time you turn 20 - if it was a thing at all. Anyone btagging about this later in life is just pathetic.

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#27

Not Cheating In A While

Not Cheating In A While “I’m proud of myself, I haven’t cheated in a while”

Me: “it’s been 2 months and I’m not f*****g proud of you”

Pufferfish4467 , Christopher Bowns Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
1 week ago

There are knobbers who think like this?

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#28

IQ Tests

IQ Tests Those IQ tests people share but they dont know how to read their results. Had some guy just so proud that he was in the top 90%

7grendel , Alberto G. Report

Bear Hall
Community Member
1 week ago

"Guess what, I had an IQ test today." "And?" "Thankfully it was negative."

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#29

Unearned Wealth

Unearned Wealth Unearned wealth.

Genetic assignments.

Their place of origin.

tealtermite , David Baron Report

Chloe Drury
Community Member
1 week ago

What’s so wrong about being proud of your origins? I swear most of the posts here are just insecure people.

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#30

Everything Related To Oneself

Everything Related To Oneself Wealth

Nationality

The ability to consume stuff like alcohol

Their sexual activity (no matter if being a virgin or being sexually very active)

Lack of sleep

How much hours they get exploited/work

AlHazard33 , Edwin Sarmiento Report

Michael Largey
Community Member
1 week ago

Every room of the apartment of a woman I once dated was decorated with photographs. They were all of her. A big red flag, but I noticed too late.

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