"A feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one's own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired."
...aka the feeling when you find out that Philly has been named "City of The Year" by GQ Magazine for 2018.
The magazine dedicates 2 pages of its December issue to our fine city, calling us: “a model city, with a Super Bowl-winning (and Trump-defying) NFL team and a new radical political class.”
The feature was written by Germantown native Zach Baron:
“Eagles players became activists, speaking out about the flawed criminal-justice system. Donald Trump disinvited the team from visited the White House out of spite; our mayor, Jim Kenney, then called our president “a fragile egomaniac obsessed with crowd size.” Our recently elected District Attorney, Larry Krasner, is the most progressive D.A. in the entire country. Our restaurants now regularly grace Bon Appétit’s Best New Restaurants list. Will Smith joined Instagram and immediately became incredible at it. You don’t have to sell your plasma or your soul to afford an apartment in the city. It just feels … different in Philadelphia these days. Downright victorious, even."
Can't say we disagree.