There is something that most of has, yes it is arrogance. But do you know the scary thing about this thing is? That most of the arrogance people dont notice it!
It is the thing that split people up, it is the thing that prevent progress in life. Yes, i think arrogance have lots of negative effects in life. (We ask Allah to save us from this arrogancy)
Why i say that arrogancy can have negative effects?
You think that you progress in life, after you achieve certain achievement you feel that you already did a really really amazing thing. And then, you start comparing yourself to others, now here the arrogancy starts. You realize that oh everyone arent achieving as you did. You get deluded, amazed at yourself. After that, you start to stop working for achievment thinking that you’ve done enough.
But do you know? When you are looking down at others, actually other people have some achievement too. You just dont know yet, and yes you will be embarassed when you see the people you’ved looked down had achieved something.
2. Prevent progress in life
Yes, when you are being arrogance. You feel that only you who has the best opinion. Only you that can do that job. You dont believe in other’s capability to do things. You start judging other people’s life.
“Oh look, he wastes his time” “Oh look she doesnt wear her scarf” “Oh look these bunch of people dont work hard like i always did”
So prejudices fill your own mind!You dont find any kinds in other person! Oh it’s only you who is right, others are wrong. Indeed this is a plain error.
Now there is a person like this, he starts busy himself with the mistakes of other, but he forgets his own mistakes. When he began always thinking and judging others, he forgot that there is something that has more right to be judged and evaluated : his own self!!!!! So when he doesnt start evaluating himself, he stops to grow naudzubillah.
What are the signs of arrogance?
1. He feels that only he that is right
2. He likes to cut other people conversation. This is because he doesnt any value in other’s words.
3. He doesnt give any value to other’s opinion. He thinks that his opinion is always the best.
4. Looking down at others.
So our prophet shallallahu alaihi wa sallam has told us the right thing. Arrogance is denying the truth and looking down at other people. I ask Allah to guard us from this evil thing, may Allah guide me and all of muslimiin.