There is two meanings for proud.The first meaning is feeling deep pleasure or satisfaction as a result of one’s own achievements, qualities, or possessions or those of someone with whom one is closely associated.The second meaning is having or showing a high or excessively high opinion of oneself or one’s importance.This story is using the second meaning of proud.
There is a story about proud i heard before,’The rabbit and the tortoise’.I think most of the people had heard this story before,if you never heard this before,never mind.I have change this story a little bit.The story began with a one day.One day,a rabbit saw a tortoise crawling slowly towards him.The rabbit was laughing at the tortoise for being so slow. The tortoise disagree and thought of an idea.He challenged the rabbit to a race. The rabbit agreed because he thought that the tortoise is joking.
The next day was the challenge day of the rabbit and the tortoise. The fox was the umpire of the race the audience was the animals.As the race began,the rabbit run as fast as he could and raced way of the tortoise,just like everyone thought.
When the rabbit went halfway through and could not see the slow tortoise,he was very tired,so he decided to take a nap.The tortoise walk step by step slowly while the rabbit is taking his short nap.The tortoise walk carefully as he walk pasted the rabbit.
When the rabbit woke up,he could not see the tortoise anywhere.He heard the cheering of the audience. He ran full-speed all the way to the finish line and saw the tortoise is smiling waiting for him.
This story tells us not to be proud.The rabbit is so proud because he can run very fast.He did not race with the tortoise seriously.He take a nap because he underestimate the tortoise’s ability.You need to do something you wanted to do seriously instead of doing something very simply.You won’t get the best result if you do things simply.