Pride leads to conflict; those who take advice are wise. Proverbs 13:10 NLT
Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. NIV
No matter the relationship, when contention arises, pride is nearby.
Pride points fingers. Pride gives up trying. Pride simply refuses to take the humble side.
The conflict you are experiencing in your relationship with your dad or whomever is the direct result of arrogance.
You might be sitting there, reading this, nodding your head in agreement saying, “That’s right, his/her pride is hindering our connection.”
Let me add one more definition to pride: Knowing there is a rift in the relationship and waiting for the other party to do something about it. Feeling like you’ve done all you can is equal to calling it quits. Putting off the responsibility to the other person is pointing fingers!
Take the humble side. Humility heals the breech and it’s worth the trouble.