Ego is such a powerful motivator that when it is let go, one must find a substitute worth living for. Mine is a genuine desire to make a meaningful contribution to the world. But that is not the whole of it. One still must fill countless hours with the minor chores of daily living. One cannot always be doing “important” things. And if these chores fill so many hours, can anyone say what “important” really is?
A candid personality attracts because its owner seems to have dropped—at least for our eyesight—the mask that we normally wear.
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Wow, this is so well said. We keep chasing and chasing to feed and stoke that ego, sometimes to no avail and we tire and get so frustrated feeling unfulfilled, or high but only short lived. Definitely learning to acknowledge and embrace small daily wins- and mostly these end up being the most important I find.