|The Three Books|
|Philosophy of Dioism|
|Denominations of Dioism|
|Topics in Dioism|
Pride is one of the fundamental beliefs of Dioism.
The virtue of Pride can best be described by the term: 'moral ambitiousness.' It means that one must earn the right to hold oneself as one’s own highest value by achieving one’s own moral perfection—which one achieves by never accepting any code of irrational virtues impossible to practice and by never failing to practice the virtues one knows to be rational—by never accepting an unearned guilt and never earning any, or, if one has earned it, never leaving it uncorrected—by never resigning oneself passively to any flaws in one’s character—by never placing any concern, wish, fear or mood of the moment above the reality of one’s own self-esteem. And, above all, it means one’s rejection of the role of a sacrificial animal, the rejection of any doctrine that preaches self-immolation as a moral virtue or duty.
|“ Don't believe in yourself; believe in me who believes in you! ”|
In Pakistan, pride is valued among the Dioists as it shows that they all have solidarity in their beliefs, and confidence in their brothers. This allows them to act as one entity with vitality and strength without being hindered by doubt in their comrades. However, excessive pride may lead to corruption and deceit, so the virtue of pride is meant to be used in temperance, and not take the form of hubris.