"When you're sure of yourself, there is no need to bring others down in order to feel worthy. Putting your "confidence" in the same sentence as someone else's "flaws" reveals your ignorance and insecurity. Think before speaking."
The above statement was just a thought that I've held practically all day and decided to share today in "Bedtime Briefings" and on many of my social networking sites. It is, of course, a reflective thought stemming from experience, this experience being ongoing behavior that I frequently witness. Many people today want so badly to prove their "confidence" that they see it necessary to attempt to diminish someone else's in order to see their own as greater. This is what I have deemed to be "false confidence". False confidence is a portrayal of self love and esteem that can only exist when it destroys or defaces any real confidence in its presence that may seem threatening. The thing about real, true confidence is that it is gained when a person sees their worth and greatness despite anything outside of themselves. There are no determining factors in real confidence that deals with another person's confidence, comparison of another individual, or prevalence over another individual. Confidence, in its authenticity, exists when found through self observation, appreciation, and remembrance of greatness.