However strange it may sound, pride can appear as laziness, as consumerism, when there is an unwillingness to develop.
And the phrases of Christ such as ‘do not bury your talents or you will be punished ’, ‘knock and the door will be opened to you’ become understandable.
Christ gives clear dialectical directions - develop your self, be brave, confident, believe in yourself, aim high and at the same time develop collective qualities such as altruism, caring, mercy.
Where the two opposites - self and collective - develop in harmony, not destroying but supporting each other - then this will be coming closer to God.
In order for opposites to support each other, there must be unconditional love.