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Just because something seems silly doesn't mean it isn't something to be proud of. Some silly or seemingly inconsequential abilities and accomplishments actually take quite a bit of work and skill.

Other times things that you might think are silly are actually things that others would find admirable or remarkable!


Reddit user u/pancake_sass asked:

"What is something little or silly that you would say you're "strangely proud" of?"

10.

It's silly. I'm a 35 year old man, but I'm proud that I can blow a bubblegum bubble this big and bigger even.

-monowedge

9.

I cleared out my closet, obsessive compulsive disorder and hoarding issues run rampant in my family, and I have a bad tendency as well. so finally cleaning it up and throwing out like 14 bags of stuff was very rewarding feeling.

-demonardvark

8.

I got my first Reddit award yesterday and then got a second in the same day. I don't know why I care, but I found myself telling my wife as if she gives a rat's @ss.

-IndigenousB*stard

7.

I've got a freakishly good sense of direction, and can frequently navigate off instinct if I've spent any time at all in the area. Really useful when traveling.

-Notmiefault

6.

I'm proud of being able to say I'm almost 100lbs. It's such a low weight anyway but I've worked hard to get here. I used to have such bad anxiety that prevented me from eating and lost so much weight. I'm slowly rebuilding and I am really proud of myself.

-r3218

5.

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I have about a 95% success rate in giving my "teacher look" to kids in public to make them just stop. I've also realized this a couple months ago, and a lot of times it makes standing in lines with kids a better experience.

-Alybank

4.

My last dental cleaning was the first I had had in 4 years. My teeth were in such good shape that when I told the dentist that, he had his assistant come in and guess when my last cleaning was. She said they looked like it was 6-8 months ago, but did acknowledge that it had to be longer if he was asking her to guess. I'm very proud of that.

-pancake_sass

3.

I'd say I'm proud of my intuition. I never do anything risky or out of the ordinary unless my intuition tells me so and until now it never was wrong

-PopsDops

2.

I have "involuntary" reflexes...

like if I'm not paying attention and a cup would fall I would catch everytime it but if I was expecting it to happen or focus on it I can't...

-ALXanderKODIAK

1.

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I caught all the fishes and bugs in the original Animal Crossing, got all the special kinds of furniture, paid off all my debt and got a golden statue, filled out the museum... I basically completed that game 100%.

-ImInJeopardy

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