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Hum Nahi Changey Bura Nahi Koi (I am not good, no one is bad)
- Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj
Can you imagine how prideful that would sound be if it were to be reversed? I am good and everyone is bad. 
Here's the funny thing. I think most of us do actually think like that. We think that we are good and that everyone else is bad!  But, our Gurus wanted us to think differently. Our Gurus wanted us to say, "I am not good, no one is bad." So what does this mean? What actions of ours mean that we are good or we are bad? 
Ahankar. . . .Pride. . . .
What does it mean to have pride? Firstly, what is the definition of pride? Pride: the state or feeling of being proud. (Duh!) Pride:a high or inordinate opinion of one's own dignity,importance, merit, or superiority, whether ascherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing,conduct, etc. Ah, yes, here we go. . . . . . .let's dissect this for a second. . . .
"A high opinion of one's own dignity, importance, mer…