Disagree with some interpretations but here to learn. Pride is very important to each human. Regardless if it's straight forward or hidden. We all value pride, As well as interprete the meaning differently.
Personally, I view pride as a personal obligation to perform or complete all tasks to the best of my ability. This unfortunately didn't happen in high school but was apparent by work ethic.
Pride in what you do is not being conceited. Low self esteem and having others doubt can bring upon great things. People need to be pushed outside of their boundaries. If not, They may become complacent and never try.
Isn't life so easy, Bahhhaha