Don’t get me wrong; there are many people that have earned bragging rights, such as, soldiers who have survived the war, or doctors that have provided a cure for a disease(s). These people have earned the right to brag and have learned to do it gracefully.
It is perfectly appropriate as an adult to brag when it is a testimonial speech but to call someone to tell them each and every time you are on your way to the beauty salon, nail salon, or clothes shopping is a nuisance.
Teenagers, please do not misunderstand me, it is perfectly appropriate for you to announce your mini adventures. It is not bragging when teenagers announce their every move, it is called “basking in the moment” and sharing that moment with your closes friends.
It has been my experience that adults who continuously brag about the minuscule things that has happened in their daily lives, grew up dirt poor and/or under privileged. These adults feel the need to brag in order to boost their self-esteem.
I know must of us did not grow up with a silver spoon in our mouths, as well as I. However, there were morals, values, and beliefs instilled in us, to teach us to conduct oneself gracefully in society.
Bragging will not increase your popularity within your adult community or circle. But turning your art of bragging into an interesting mentoring program, may help the under privilege children boost their confidence to know that they too can make it out of poverty, and have the things they desire.
So adult braggers, before you begin to announce your daily routines to your closes friends and colleagues, take a moment and think to yourself “is what I’m about to say worth listening to?” If the shoe was on the other foot, is the content worth taking time out of my busy schedule to listen?
Braggers, have you ever noticed that your closes friends and colleagues do not call you to broadcast their every move? Remember, if these people are in your community or circle, chances are they are as successful as you are, or on a higher level.
Braggers learn the attributes of a good conversation; this may improve your self-image within your community or circle. So unless you are calling to talk about the newest restaurant you have visited, or an exotic vacation, remember, time is valuable. No one wants you to call them and broadcast, each and every time you are on your way to get your nails manicured, or on your way to purchase new panties.
If you continue to feel the need to boast about your every move, you can now broadcast on a “social media” outlet.