Many things are being said about the mischief that our overly inflated Ego is doing to our world – and many are true. But we are usually being mislead: ego is an essential part of who we are, and we couldn’t exist (the way that we intend to, of course) without it. Imagine a world without education, healthcare, abundant food, science, technology, art, economy, luxury and so on – our whole civilization is being built by the ego.
It’s only harmful when it goes overboard. Big Ego stirs waves, from ripples to tsunamis, worldwide – the chaos we are currently living in. This is the kind of ego that we would want to gain awareness about, and which we should try to keep under control. But, like Donald Rumsfeld is acknowledging in the above quote, many would “do little to moderate their ego.”
Dr. Risha Joshi, mentor and coach, has a very interesting and competent point of view on this, and you can read it on his blogsite here: http://rishajoshi.com/2015/12/16/the-role-of-the-ego/
This is an interesting and useful post from The Gorilla Mindset blogsite.
Mike Cernovich, author of The Gorilla Mindset self-help book, in this podcast is talking about how to deal with, and what to do in order to control our emotions.
“Why do people have trouble controlling their emotions? What do so many people have anger management issues? The answer is simple.
No one trained you how to control your emotions.
It’s just assumed that if you get angry, you’ll stop being angry. Thus you get angry, shoot your load, and then look around at the carnage.
Emotions can be controlled. A man need not be a slave to his emotions. Find out how to master your emotions in the last podcast.”
I had a dream more than ten years ago, one of those dreams that keep on repeating, categorized as “recurrent dreams”. I was going somewhere, then, for some reason I just fell in a whole in the pavement; in that dream I was suffering a lot, for “not paying attention”; I just happened to spot this poem during a Google search:
Poem: “There’s A Hole In My Sidewalk”.