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Ego

Ego is about me, myself and I,
as well as what's mine and my possessions.
Ego lacks compassion and wisdom,
but thinks it is more intelligent
than anyone else — filled with vanity
and so puffed up with pride!
All it takes is two egocentric people,
and their egos will soon butt heads,
leading to trivial arguments
that make the observer shake his head.
Ego is why a woman demands attention
from her lover, and why a man's worth
is measured by his conquests.
It takes meditation to control the ego,
for we all need do so in society,
lest our ego lead us astray,
and our very lives in ruin.

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