Don't worry about it. But it's good you're examining yourself. I'd say pride on an internet forum isn't that bad of a thing, as no real harm is likely to come from it, and you will only learn a little about yourself. Keep in mind that there are a bunch of sick people on here, some who may be just as mentally ill as are some folks on the fringes of society. Pride is good, otherwise we wouldn't have been given it, so I always kept mine. If someone don't like it, so what. Your choice of words is pretty good, as well as your knowledge base, so I'd say you're well on your way to being vulcanized. You have unique perspectives, which are valuable. Fear not and forge ahead ! No real need to apologize, but I would accept it, had it been warranted.