Self importance: a Parasite of the Mind?

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Bay Breach: Photograph by David Howells, National Geographic Your Shot
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“By breaking down
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our sense of self-importance,
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all we lose is a parasite
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that has long infected our minds.
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What we gain
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in return is freedom,
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openness of mind,
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spontaneity,
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simplicity,
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altruism:
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all qualities
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inherent in happiness.”
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~Matthieu Ricard~
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