They say pride goes before a fall.
I used to think those words were stupid, as if you could fall because of pride. But I really should have paid attention to the fine print, as me attending a parade promoting homosexuality ultimately cost me everything.
Because I attended the parade, I lost my job, I was kicked out of my apartment, and my family and friends stopped speaking to me. I was now homeless living on the streets, all because I failed to heed the warning. Well, I should have stayed home instead of attending the parade.
Pride goes before a fall.
And I have certainly fallen.