Tell us about something you (or a person close to you) have done recently (or not so recently) that has made you really, unabashedly proud.
I’ll tell you this in a simple way, as a human we do have an ego and our ego wants to be fulfilled everyday. We want to feel important, contributing to the society around us, we want recognition and approval by people around us. And that’s not wrong, when we accomplish something that is meaningful to us, our self esteem grows (which is good).
But bragging is different than feeling proud, bragging could be better defined as a need to show off, sometimes without any achievement worth to be proud of. It’s like promoting a product which has no use to anyone, you may have it recognized by people but it doesn’t contribute to their life or even to your self esteem, in fact it worsen it.