Re: extropians-digest V2 #92

Anders Sandberg (
Sat, 5 Apr 1997 04:37:50 +0200 (MET DST)

On Sat, 5 Apr 1997, ard wrote:

> > "Ego" in the colloquial sense doesn't usually drive people
> > forward. Generally, I think it holds them back.
> When you boil all the bullshit out of it, is not ego simply the notion of
> being an individual?

Yes. And I would say it often holds us back: we believe we are in a
certain way, and hence don't do things that contradict this illusory
identity even when they would be beneficial for us.

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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