Pride in A Wizard of Earthsea mostly means that a character thinks he or she is really great when really that person's just OK. Of course, Ged is the big example of pride in action. He starts off the book thinking he's really great when he's just … well, actually, he is pretty great. But maybe he's not quite as great as he thinks he is, and he has a lot of learning to do. This is the problem with pride: it's not a problem to know you're good – it's only a problem when you think you're better than you really are. But this doesn't mean that we should go around thinking that we're worse than we actually are. In A Wizard of Earthsea, Ged seems to be happiest when his pride matches his position in the world: as a powerful wizard, he's important, but he's not the center of the universe.