Ego is the Enemy
I wanted to try and get a grasp on whether or not I have an ego problem. I had heard of Ryan Holiday's new book and having read his book The Obstacle is the Way already I had high expectations. His style of storytelling and organizing chapters are appealing to me. The book is an amazing interweaving of ancient wisdom and semi-modern stories.
His book is a reminder of how crazy people can get when they rely on ego, e.g. the story of King Xerxes demanding a river be flogged for not bending to his will on page 120. He puts truisms into words so that we can better understand ourselves and be more tied to reality. Here are my notes and a link to the book: