Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Pride is a difficult thing to live with -- we get so focused on ourselves, on our own needs, wants and desires. Often, pride leads us to defend our actions, and we're so focused on the implications for ourselves that we fail to see the way we are affecting people around us. Pride clouds our ability to see the impact of our actions on others.
In response, Paul is telling us to focus on others first, and then, once we are guided by love, to consider ourselves. Put others first, he says, and we'll learn to live in peace, because we will weigh our words and actions and live in such a way that we cultivate an atmosphere of peace and harmony through our selflessness.