The Weight of Arrogance

The weight of arrogance is such that no bird can fly carrying it. And the man who feels superior to others, that man cannot dance, — St. John of the Cross. 

One of the biggest differences in sports I’ve noticed is that it seems like a lot more ball players play with an arrogance or an attitude. I am not a big fan of attitude, especially in athletes who are role models for our children, but I’m told I’m old-fashioned and “past my time.” The latter being definitely true. (As an aside, I’m not that big of a fan of arrogance in our political leaders either. It seems inconsistent with the phrase “public servant.”)

St. John had to deal with Kings, Queens, Popes and Bishops. An although arrogance may seem to come with the territory, I’m still not sure it is attractive or wears well.

Well enough of my personal preferences, St. John is spot on when he says that arrogance cannot soar into the air or dance. What a shame they miss out on real life.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.


  1. Good Morning Webb. I enjoyed the blog for the 24th very much and also enjoyed immensely the talk you gave at the Peninsula Yacht Club. This is Raymond Fulton and I sat almost directly opposite you (I insured Glenn Day).

    I just wanted to say hello and thank you very much for speaking last Thursday. I appreciate what you had to say and wish that being such a good friend did not have the end results.
    Warm regards and God Bless You and Your Family,


    1. Raymond it was great to meet you as well and so glad you found and like the Pew. The event was one of my favorites because we really had a chance to talk in an informal and conversational atmosphere. All the best and hope to run into you soon. Webb.

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