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What's the the proudest you've ever been of another person?

Asked by lillycoyote (24810points) June 12th, 2010

It could be child, or a sibling or parent, a friend, a boss, an employee or co-worker. What were the circumstances? Was it a personal accomplishment theirs in school or sports? Was it when someone stood up for something or stood by someone?

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chyna's avatar

When a good friend of mine got her pilots license. She worked very hard for it and held down a full time job while working on the pilot license. She is now a flight instructor.

Vunessuh's avatar

I’m proud of my mom practically everyday.

perspicacious's avatar

When my daughter graduated from college against all odds. She was so sick that I did not think there was any way she would be able to finish. She was very determined.

Talimze's avatar

Pride for another person? How does that work?

lillycoyote's avatar

@Talimze Anyone who wishes to discuss with you, on this thread, whether or not someone can take pride in another person’s accomplishments is welcome to do so. It’s just not going to be me.

partyparty's avatar

The day my daughter attained her degree from one of the leading universities in the UK.
It took her many years of hard work, and despite her illnesses, she worked so hard to achieve.
She is now working in the job she deserves.

partyparty's avatar

@Talimze Why don’t you know how that works? Have you never had any pride in another person? If you haven’t is there any reason why?
Or do you not understand what the question is asking of you?

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

My dad.He was a Marine who saved the same guy’s life twice among other things.He didn’t talk about it..He never wanted any acknowledgement and we only found out about it because someone else had mentioned it.
My dad was awesome :)

partyparty's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille That is a really touching answer :-)

partyparty's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Likewise… even though it was many years ago… there is still a gap in my life :-)

ucme's avatar

My wife for giving me both my wonderful kids.What a lucky blessed son bitch I am.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

An ex bf at a store I once worked. He came to us hardly speaking English so my bosses were hesitant to hire him but he had a good reputation so I pushed it and he ended up becoming the 2nd top grossing entity in our store behind the service dept., just one man. Too bad he drank, smoked and gambled away everything he made.

lillycoyote's avatar

@Neizvestnaya
@ucme
@partyparty
@lucillelucillelucille
@Talimze
@perspicacious
@Vunessuh
@chyna

Thanks to everyone for the answers. It sounds like you all have wonderful kids, parents, friends, co-workers. I do too. We’re all very lucky. And @lucillelucillelucille I lost my dad a little over three years ago and I miss him a lot too. Somedays almost more than I can take.

mattbrowne's avatar

Here’s a good example of someone I don’t even know personally:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilly_Smith

“Tilly Smith is a British girl who, at age 10, was credited with saving nearly a hundred foreign tourists at Maikhao Beach (Thailand) by raising the alarm minutes before the arrival of the tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. She learned about tsunamis in a geography lesson two weeks before the tsunami from her teacher Andrew Kearney at Danes Hill School in Oxshott, Surrey. She recognised the receding shoreline and frothing bubbles on the surface of the sea and alerted her parents, who warned others on the beach and the staff at the hotel on Phuket where they were staying. The beach was evacuated before the tsunami reached shore, and was one of the few beaches on the island with no reported casualties.”

While many other kids are interested in celebrities, this girl is interested in science.

I was really impressed. We should be very proud of all the good teachers we got and the good students who really pay attention.

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