When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom. Proverbs 11:2 KJV
Pride is to the soul what cancer is to the body. It may start in one area but, if not, treated, rooted out, it can metastasize and affect every part of an individual.
Humble yourself before the mighty God and He will lift you up.
Pride can blind a society to its ills as well. Anyone or any group of people can be blinded by sin and the father of lies because of pride
The only cure is to humble oneself before Almighty God.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV