mk: I strongly agree with this message. I am adamantly against pride that is based in something that a person didn't do. Pride in sexuality, race, religion, nationalitity, etc., is tribal behavior. It is territorial pissing.
Pride 'in being' is exclusive. It sets an individual apart from others, without any merit to justify it.
Pride in accomplishments is more justifiable, IMO. However, it can easily transform into the other when the accomplishments are shared.