I am interested in hearing of others regarding the Sin of Pride. I have a good understanding of it, but I am confused as to when we become prideful of our accomplishments and possessions. We often say to people, "I am really proud of you" and that generally raises their self esteem and makes them feel gratification. However, shouldn't we say, "I am really pleased with you"? (And you could apply this to award ceremonies.) When one gets awarded, the speaker of the event normally tells us to thank our parents and such or whoever helped us reach our goal, but not God?
Secondly, we often see those commercials of people saying they are "Proud to own X possession. They might not be subject to the Sin of Avarice unless they become really attached to the item, but how are they not entering the Sin of Pride?
I also noticed a website saying ANY satisfaction of an experience, activity or possession mostly means you are prideful. If this is certainly true, then shouldn't we be dissatisfied with everything? And are we wrong to place part of our trust in our possessions? (example: We trust that our car will get us to work)