Pride is one of the sneakiest of emotions. Pride can linker in and influence many other emotions without being detected by the owner. Like a thorn in a field of wheat so is pride there hiding under the tall stalks taking away needed water and nutrition.
Where there is a quarrel, pride has been at work. Pride only breeds quarrels. Pride works in the heart stirring up emotions that lead to quarrels. Arrogance leads to an oppressive and overbearing character. Those who are subject to another’s ego strike back. So, another quarrel begins.
Wisdom is found in those who take advice. A humble person listens to what others say. Sometimes when someone gives me advice I can feel the work of pride. Many emotions are there. I don’t know it, but it is pride that is at work. Not all advice is good, but no advice should start a good quarrel. The counter is humility that listens and considers advice. “Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:4)