A little pride goes a long way, a lot of pride is no such thing at all; And whatever this is, surely it will bury you.
Remember that you are only human, mistakes are yours to make. It takes greater pride to acknowledge them and great foolishness to ignore them. The end waits where pride becomes blindness. It takes great pride to climb from a hole, not to keep digging. It takes pride to admit defeat, not to work to the bone. Pride will win you the race tomorrow, not the race today.
Do not misunderstand your pride, it is not to blame. But it is a great many other things that have soiled your pride and hidden it from you. Pride will help you, heal you, break you down and build you back up. Stubbornness is not pride, nor is obstinance.
The most bitter pill to swallow is that which you think can be done without water or food. You'll throw it back up.
Accept help when it presents itself. It is not admirable to do all things alone because you believe you will look strong. All for one and one for all. Here adults are children and children are adults.
Sometimes you don't know what's best for you. That's a fact. Sometimes you've got to listen to others.
Whatever this malady that ails you, that we have so ineptly labeled pride, is not. It is something more. If you can't recognize what weighs you down, how can you raise yourself up? It cannot be done alone.
Surrender. Let go. Let yourself be loved. It does not matter how old you are, we are all children. Nurture is the right of all. Sometimes you need it. Perhaps that time is now.