Last Updated on February 26, 2022

Ego is a funny thing. I was raised in Australia with a religious bent (I more identify as atheist now), and in the anti-tall-poppy culture of the region. I guess this shaped views on ego a bit. I would tweet things like this.

I am not sure what I think now – denouncing ego entirely seems a bit simplistic – probably falls into the virtue signalling category that is so rampant.

I now feel a bit more nuanced – I can see the power of having a robust ego – it’s an important part of self esteem. I see how it feeds into people’s success. I am not sure humility is that useful in practice. All my opinions are already mellowing out as I get older.

On talking too much

I do still like these quotes.

Nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.

Will Durant

Speak only that you may improve the silence