In our lifetime, I am sure we have been given abundance of opportunity to be successful and have equal chances of meeting people who have been.
In the so called successful crowd, we also see those whom we term ARROGANT and those who are nice.
The question is why are people arrogant?
I put it to a game of golf. Par. Under. Over.
And in this game, over is bad.
As one sets expectations in life, one can also mis-judge and set wrongly .. bring par higher. To me arrogance comes when the arrogant person achieved what he/she thought she cannot .. and if this gets repeated, he/she gets the feeling that he/she is invincible and un-failable! Like hitting under-par with birdies all the time!
So it is all in the EXPECTATION and the TREATMENT of success..
Like life, nothing is guaranteed ... Neither is success.
Therefore arrogance can be short-lived and erodes real friendship .. that may lead to future successes.