Looking to psycology, I can't agree in any imagineable way, so no.
There are many psycotic and skitzophrenic people who has distorted and/or lack comprehension.
Some few parents will lock their children in their house, to "protect" them from all the worlds evil, because the parents are psycotic and does not understand their own paranoia. Often such children will become underdeveloped mentally.
Erotomans will totally disregard then chased person's discomfort and dismay of the erotoman's stalking and approach attemts, because of a selective understanding of the situation.
There are endless of other symptons of psycosis and sktizophrenia, but all share a distorted sense of reality, a narrow and simpleminded comprehension. Often these people can indeed be very intelligent but still have their huge disability.
This is why I can't agree with your definition, which I find utterly wrong.
Maybe if I transpose Despair into fear, that'll help? Despair is only the extremity of the spectrum, after all. And then "fear" into worry and "worry" into unrest and "unrest" into dissatisfaction, and so on - until the spectrum is complete? The level of "Hope" is level to the opposing degree - Positive responds to Negative in causal fashion.
Can you really view your closest companion, on their deathbed, without equal fear of the potential loss and equal hope for the potential recovery?
Pride - on the other hand is the process of self-elevation, may I stress SELF-ELEVATION - and is acquired by the competitive mindset of those who require a pedestal amongst those they perceive as better than themselves. And is therefore equal and opposite to one's level of inferiority attachment.
Wilde "patriotism (collective pride) is the virtue of the viscious".
There's another - though I can't remember the author - "patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel."
Morality is tied to immorality - typically born from... etc.
Anyway, I don't want to attempt to convince you anything. Your belief-system is yours and I respect it thusly.
Thank you for your replies though. I appreciate any and all constructive criticisms.
Have a great everything, always, Hexhammer.