People Confess The Silliest Thing They're Strangely Proud Of
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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 you might think are silly are actually things others would find admirable or remarkable!


Reddit user pancake_sass asked:
"What is something little or silly that you would say you're "strangely proud" of?"

Shopping Pro

I got a pair of Bluetooth headphones for 70% off at Walmart.

It was hidden in the back of the clearance rack and it makes me strangely happy to know that I was rewarded for digging "just a little longer."

- CompyTree

Bubbles

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

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Anti-Hoarding

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 a very rewarding feeling.

-demonardvark

Look Out

A few years ago I was playing in an adult co-ed dodgeball league, and one of my teammates commented to me "If you could find a way to create a team of just you and your clones, you'd be the most dangerous team in the league."
I have more pride in that than I probably should.

- ProjectShadow316

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Reddit Recognition

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

Knife Skills

I've been peeling fruits and vegetables with a knife since I was a teenager.

I always liked seeing my parents use a knife instead of a peeler to peel fruits and vegetables.

This coming from growing up in a country where having a metal butter knife to eat your lunch with was a considered a weapon and equaled a school suspension.

- answersplease15

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Never Lost

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

The Look

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

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Milestone Reached

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

Dental Hygiene

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

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6th Sense

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

Reflexive

I have "involuntary" reflexes...

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

-ALXanderKODIAK

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Smile!

When I was younger I used to have an underbite. Eventually with some dental work it was fixed. However, one bottom tooth still sticks out in front of the top tooth.

I'm not sure if I'd say I'm proud of it, but I think it adds a unique charm to my smile.

- DarkanGreen

Beastmaster

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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Critical Eye

A little thing that I'm proud of is being able to look at someone's work objectively and help critique it to discern how they could get better, even if I have no real experience in that area. Granted I'm no guidance councilor and I can't do anything close to what these people can do, but it's a little skill I'm proud of developing.

- Vallahd

Fast Fingers

I'm strangely proud of my weird typing tendencies.

When I was a kid I thought it was normal to type on a computer keyboard with one hand and I got really, really good at it. As in, I can type pretty damn fast with just one hand.

I type just a little faster using both hands. But I prefer to use just one to see people's reactions of "what the fuck are you doing"

I also tend to use several different fingers on one hand to type in my phone PIN and boy, that sure does weird people out. It's just easier than reaching my thumbs all the way up there...

When texting, I can type completely left handed. Pretty damn handy when multitasking really.

- genderfluidmess

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Ten Hut!

I got kicked out of military school.

- HArlemHatchet

Is It Called Piksing?

I'm proud of the silliest thing... I can skip backwards.

I don't even remember practicing it ever—just decided to do so in a parking lot one day and was able to.

- dephnedewt

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Handy

I think it's little, but I'm super proud of how I can fix things around the house and assemble furniture, as well as fixing up technology related items even without prior experience.

Gives me some sort of confidence to know that I can keep the house and it's components properly functioning.

- iFoodforThot

Congrats?

I can lick my elbows.

I’m pretty proud of that.

- HeadFear

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Hold your head up and be proud, people!

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