Personal and observational experience taught me the more an issue is about ego, the greater the chances are the ego is on the wrong side. The more the ego is set aside and efforts are made for the collective greater good, the chances are good for an excellent outcome. It’s difficult to recognize the ego’s involvement in an issue, because the ego is a master of disguises and cloaks itself from being recognized. One way to discern the ego’s involvement is to ask who benefits most from our involvement in the issue. If we benefit most, the ego is a central character. If others, those being served, benefit most, the ego is on the sidelines.
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