Be honest, you’re not really putting your volunteer work on social media to show people that you care, you’re putting it up there so people can comment and talk about how wonderful you are for spending two hours picking up trash while you were probably miserable the whole time.
You’re fully convinced that your life is so much better than other people’s, that you’re so much more superior than they are because of X, Y and Z. You put other down so much that you convince yourself you’re so great when you’re just ignoring the fact that you’re fucking miserable.
True, unadulterated intimacy will always be the produce of two people communicating heart-to-heart – not ego-to-ego.
It’s never been easier to talk, to distract ourselves, to puff ourselves up.
The most powerful thing you can do for yourself is let yourself be sad.
But the truth is our pride is a camouflage of our insecurities, of all the things that hurt us, of all the ones that broke our hearts, of all the times we felt like we’re not good enough and of all the times we didn’t love ourselves.
“When I got Ego Is the Enemy tattooed on my forearm it is exactly this part of human nature that I wanted to warn myself against on a daily basis. It is this part of us that says that we know better, that makes us unwilling to listen to others, to remember to be objective and clear-headed and honest.”
Because just as often, we fail with—no, because of—passion.
It’s lonely at the top of Stubborn Mountain.
We sometimes let our ego lead our lives until it somehow destroys it. There’s a big difference between confidence and ego. Confidence is healthy, ego is destructive. There’s a famous expression: ‘Too much ego will kill your talent,’ but it will not only kill your talent, it will kill you career, your relationships and your happiness. Too much ego can actually ruin your life.