If ego comes can alter be far away?

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 | Comments Off on If ego comes can alter be far away?

I note in the local paper that one of our local elected officers says, Unless your position requires you to communicate with a particular audience or you have an ego that makes you write a blog or a tweet, it’s (writing a column) not something you get to do.’

I wondered what you need to stand for public office?  A retiring nature and a liking for solitude?

And I wondered how many of the citizens this officer represents write tweets or blogs?

I don’t mind if someone accuses me of having an ego.   I’m a human being, of course I have an ego.   Although what the accusation implies is that my ego has got our of control because I write a blog.

Ego – (1) a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance.  (2) The part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious and is responsible for reality testing and sense of personal identity.  And (3) the metaphysical explanation?  A conscious thinking subject.

So an ego’s not a bad thing to have really.  And remember, once upon a time we had party lines, we’ve always had gossip, and now we have tweets or blogs.

I wonder how big an ego I have to have to write a play or a novel?  Cook a new recipe?  Make a garden?   Send a request to RNZ Saturday Night Listener’s Requests?   Elkie Brooks, Pearl’s a Singer?  Thank you, Paul…ps need to get out of my comfort range – have you got Jesus was a Capricorn/He ate organic food?  Kris Kristoffersen.

Maybe it’s my alter ego (secondary or alternative personality)?  What a good idea.  I can blame everything on my alter ego.  She does all these things while I sit reflecting on life, the chaos theory or whether I’m a fox or a hedgehog.   See?  Not really my fault at all.

An ego’s a good thing.   So make the most of it.  You’ve got a secret dream?   What have you got to lose?  Go for it.

The first time’s the worst.

Like a lot of things really.