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	A friend asked <strong>why I don’t write more often</strong>.
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	I told her it’s my minimalism, not wanting to put anything into the world unless necessary.
	And because of the size of my mailing list, I don’t want to bother people unless it’s really important.
</p><p><strong>
	She said, “Or maybe it’s ego.”
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	Ouch.
	She was right.
	Very right.
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	I re-read my notes on the book “<a href="/book/EgoEnemy">Ego is the Enemy</a>”.
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	“Ego is the unhealthy belief in our own importance.”
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	Yep.
	Confirmed.
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	I feared releasing something unimportant, so I didn’t release anything at all.
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	If you would have asked me if I think I’m so important, I would have said no.
	But <strong><a href="/arv">actions, not words, reveal our real values</a></strong>.
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	So, sorry that I’ve been so silent.
	I let my ego make excuses, then believed them. 
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	<a href="/book/EgoEnemy">Read the book “Ego is the Enemy”</a> if this sounds like you, too.
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