How should we manage our ego?

The Speaking Tree | Sunday, August 15, 2010

It is very easy. They say that when a Peacock sees its beautiful feathers, it becomes proud, but when it looks at its ugly feet, it gets modest. The same is true of human beings. Each of us have our plus and minus points. Those who see just their pluses often become egoists, but those who look at both tend to be more modest. So, when you feel like being arrogant about qualities you possess, turn your attention to the other side of your personality and focus on your shortcoming; everyone has some. And you will immediately turn modest. This, to my mind, it’s the easiest formula for remaining modest and humble.