Being proud and being shy can never come on the same level. Sometimes, people mistake one trait for another.
Let me tell you some differences between the two.
Proud people look down to you, shy people can’t even look up. 😉 Well, they can but they have trouble making eye contact. Some proud people make you feel bad about yourself. Shy people, well, they mostly turn out to make a fool of their own selves or stay in the background.
There are some things in life which make you cry like they happened, the very moment. You feel the same level of pain, that you felt months or even years ago. Sometimes the emotions get a lot more intense than they were on that ‘actual day’. And you feel like you can never get over it.
I have been there.
You cannot turn a painful memory into a happy one. You cannot turn a loss into a gain. But you can move your focus form the gloomy picture and take notice of the brighter side.
The pain is part of this life, but so is joy. Now it depends on us, which we choose to keep in focus.