The Antidote to the Culture of Instant Success
Reality television, easy fame, self-proclaimed gurus – we live in a strange and often exhausting world. But the root of many of our problems remains consistent throughout history – the human ego.
The stories in Ryan Holiday’s Ego is the Enemy span from ancient Greece to modern day, telling the same story in different ways – the damaging influence of ego on aspiration and worldly success, as well as its role in making failures worse.
This book is a welcome meditation on the role of ego in both success and failure, and the strength that comes through letting go of ego. I find it both inspiring and comforting – and particularly enjoyed the penultimate chapter, “Always Love.”