Hubris

(/ ˈ h ju: b r ɪ s /, from ancient Greek ὕβρις) describes a personality quality of extreme or foolish pride or dangerous overconfidence, often in combination with (or synonymous with) arrogance. In its ancient Greek context, it typically describes the gods which, in turn, brings about the downfall

We are Exceptional
Except
When we don’t learn from Others

We are Proud
Except
When we Accept Torture

We are Confident
Except
When Faced With A Viral Adversity

We are Arrogant
Especially
When we Lose
(We never admit that we lose)

We are Brutish
Especially
When we Can’t get our Way

We are Forgiving
Except
When we want others’ Resources

We are Exuberant
Especially
When we Expand our Empire

We are the Romans
Especially
Before the Fall

by Ann K., MPP Poet