Achievements can be realised by anyone. I'm not talking about big ones. Small or big, achievements are achievements.
Take this example, a person has read all the books written by a particular author. It, certainly is a wonder. Let's consider another one, somebody is good-natured, and is very helpful.
These are recognized by the rest of the group, the society in large, as something admirable. If, indeed, that is the case, then the person concerned can feel happy about it. There are no qualms attached to it.
It is not pride(or is it pride? Am i trying to manoeuvre myself in this regard, don't know.)
I still think that if a person possesses appreciable qualities, it is okay for her/him to feel happy about it. A lot of pleasure can be derived from this. Perhaps, this will boost our efforts in creating a better environment.
I said the same to a friend of mine. He was quite surprised to hear about this. I think it's fine, this way. At the same time, there might be a thin line separating pride and this. I don't know...But, if we are careful, we can feel nice about it, without pride peeking in.