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Nobody likes listening to a braggart

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Benjamin Franklin, writing in "Poor Richard's Almanac," hit it on the head: "The proud hate pride -- in others." Every one of us has something we are pleased with, something to be proud of, and sometimes we'd like to tell somebody about it, but nobody enjoys listening to a braggart, and yet a real braggart has no idea how boring and obnoxious he is.

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