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Sat May 9, 2020, 11:22 AM

A Good Question and Quote of the Day.

"How much 'ego' do you need? Just enough so that you don' step in front of a bus."
Shunryu Suzuki 1904-1971
Japanese Zen Monk

Added on edit - I have said of late that any person running for public office should be able to define the ego. If they cannot they are not eligible. i like Eckhardt Tolle's definition - the ego is that part of your mind that allows you to believe you are separate from others. Another good definition I have heard is that ego is the 'original sin.' Understanding this would allow for better relationships between people and as important our environment.

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c-rational May 2020 OP
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Sat May 9, 2020, 11:30 AM

1. K&R!

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Sat May 9, 2020, 12:31 PM

2. 👀

Marking. This will be a good quote of the day for our work staff meetings

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Sat May 9, 2020, 01:57 PM

3. I relate ego to pride. In some of the more common-sense Judeo-Christian scriptural writings

it isn't money that is identified as a problem, it's the LOVE of money. It isn't pride that is presented as
a problem, but FALSE pride. It's good to know the difference. Love the Zen quote...

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