Hubris

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Hubris

An arrogance due to excessive pride and an insolence toward others. A classic character flaw of a trader or investor.
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Examples abound of aggressive acquisitions, built on hubristically estimated synergies, that fail to create the value that was promised.
When the first mate, Starbuck, characterizes Ahab's intended vengeance against a dumb brute (for "demasting" him of his leg) as blasphemous, Ahab damns the whale for his "inscrutable malice" and rants hubristically to Starbuck: "Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me.
After a decade of debt during which the Government hubristically claimed it had abolished boom and bust our economy is in turmoil.
To allow myself to be constituted by such conventions about language (or any other social practice and behavior, even if ideal and situated in some past community of forms) is either foolishly weak or hubristically ambitious: one either accepts that one's life is lived as a form of rumor or one hopes to re-establish by one's own good grammar a community of forms of extravagant and fastidious self-consciousness.
Today, we have a similar plethora of individuals and organisations arguing about what is good for children, some informed and sensitive, others hubristically pursuing the bee in their bonnet.