#mind #rationality #metaphysical
# [[Epistemic status]]
>The lesson of the ego. - The point to be made about ego is that man should use his ego and not be used by ego or blinded by it.
>~ [[Bruce Lee]]
The least intelligent people have the biggest **egos**.
The reverse isn't obviously true, the most intelligent people sometimes have big **egos**.
The **ego** is a brain cancer.
>True criticism lies in trying to understand the full significance of values without the hindrance of defensive reactions.
The ego prevent your from updating your beliefs.
>In reality, however, every **ego**, so far from being a unity is in the highest degree a manifold world, a constellated heaven, a chaos of forms, of states and stages, of inheritances and potentialities. ~ [[Hermann Hesse]]
>Why are you afraid? What can the world do to you? People can laugh at you; it will do them good—laughter is always a medicine, healthful. ~ [[Osho]]
#todo more [[Freud]]
## my, i, etc.
When someone attacks our ego, we are irrational, we have less consideration for the arguments.
We must weights the arguments as if the attack was on another person
We wear a [[Thousands Masks]] to switch in every situation, isn't [[Philosophy/Rationality/Intelligence|intelligence]] about solving problems in [[Philosophy/Rationality/Models/Exploration vs exploitation|known and new environments]]?
## [[Subjective reality]] is not [[Objective reality]], [[The Map is not the Territory]]
>We must distinguish between, on the one hand, our **subjective experiences or our feelings of conviction, which can never justify any statement** (though they can be made the subject of psychological investigation) and, on the other hand, the objective logical relations subsisting among the various systems of scientific statements, and within each of them.
>~ [[Karl Popper]]