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Egotism
« on: August 18, 2011, 07:38:37 PM »
Egotism is the glue with which people get stuck on themselves
by Chuck Gallozzi 


Have you ever met people who could only be described as self-centered, boastful, conceited, or vain? What makes them so egotistical? And what is egotism anyway? That's what a Prime Minister of the Tang Dynasty (618 ~ 907AD) wanted to know, so he asked an acclaimed Zen master, "What is egotism?"

The famous monk slowly turned his head to face his questioner, and while sneering said, "Only the greatest of fools can ask such a stupid question!" The Prime Minister grew red and trembled in anger. At that point, the monk revealed a peaceful smile and gently said, "THAT, Mr. Prime Minister, is egotism!"

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Re: Egotism
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2011, 07:39:29 PM »
Have you ever been insulted? If so, how did you feel? Did you get angry? If you did, why? Isn't it because of pride? Isn't it because you're conceited? You see, there are only two kinds of egotists - those who admit it and the rest of us. Yes, we are all egotistical to a degree. That's just another way of saying we are all INSECURE to a degree. Why else would we get upset? If I were to call a 270 lb professional wrestler a 'skinny weakling,' do you think he would feel hurt? Of course not! He realizes that my words do not change his size and strength, so he would probably just smile at my ridiculous statement.

Egotism, then, is a mask we wear to hide the faults or weaknesses we believe we have. The foundation of egotism is the delusion that we're different, the delusion that some of us are better than others. But our mask will fall aside of its own accord once we realize that we are all the same. We share the same fears, hopes, and dreams. Once we understand that, there is nothing to fear, nothing to get upset about.
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Re: Egotism
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2011, 07:48:35 PM »
We must take care not to become trapped in the imaginary world of superiority and inferiority. There is much more than peace of mind at stake. Much of the harm that is done in the world is done by people who want to feel superior. Why can't the Jews and Palestinians get along? Why do the Sunni and Shiite factions quarrel? Why do Hindus and Muslims fight? It is hardly surprising that Thomas Carlyle (1795 ~ 1881) wrote, "Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries."

But it is not only what takes place in distant lands that we need to be concerned about. We also need to be aware of the happenings in our community, workplace, and family. Those who fall prey to egotism are quick to take offense and resort to violence. Road rage shootings are an extreme example of the possible harmful effects of unbridled egotism.
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Re: Egotism
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2011, 07:48:59 PM »
True, we know and like ourselves more than anyone else, so talking about ourselves comes easily and is pleasurable. But to do so excessively is to ignore others. And when we do so, we deny ourselves of the opportunity to foster powerful friendships and learn from them. For our own good, we need to drop any remnants of egotism.

Egotists believe that if they hadn't been born, people would have been wondering why. Yet, if we could only see how small a spot our death will leave, we would be able to give up our illusions of greatness. For as Charles Simmons (1798 ~ 1856) wrote, "When a person feels disposed to overestimate his own importance, let him remember that mankind got along very well before his birth, and that in all probability they will get along very well after his death."
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Re: Egotism
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2016, 12:32:56 AM »
...than to speak out and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln

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Re: Egotism
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2016, 12:41:18 PM »

for curiosity's sake...

egoism versus egotism

Difference Between Egoist and Egotist

Though the two words ‘” egoist and egotist’” look similar, they are different in meaning and also in many characteristics.

An egotist is a person who is interested in ‘I’ and only talks about himself. He always tries to see to it that all conversation revolves around him. On the other hand, an egoist believes that he is better and more important than anyone else.

While an egotist talks only about himself and may talk a lot, an egoist is a person who may not talk much about himself but who thinks he is far superior to everyone else.
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Re: Egotism
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2016, 01:22:45 PM »

When it comes to their characters, an egoist is more cunning than an egotist. Unlike an egoist, an egotist will try to get what he wants by any means possible. It is not the way, be it straightforward or devious, which matters to an egotist but the achievement of hsi goal. He will try to achieve what he has in mind in any way he can.
 
An egotist is a boaster, who goes around bragging about himself even if doing so causes him problems. An egoist, on the contrary, does not boast. An egoist may even talk less if he thinks doing so is going to adversely affect him. An egotist does not think of the consequences, while an egoist evaluates the pros and cons of all his actions.
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Re: Egotism
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2016, 01:24:05 PM »

Another difference is that an egoist is more selfish than an egotist. Though boastful, an egotist may not be selfish at all. An egoist may be described as a selfish person and an egotist as a self-centered person.

Summary:

1. A egoist can be described as a selfish person and an egotist as a self-centered person.

2. An egotist is a person who is interested in ‘I’ and only talks about himself. An egoist believes that he is beter and more important than anyone. else.

3. An egoist is more cunning than an egotist.

4. Unlike an egoist, an egotist will try to get what he wants by devious means.

5. An egoist cannot be called as mere boaster like the egotist.

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