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How to Switch the Ego for Good


Only one force governs in us – egoism, and in order to balance it we need the second force, opposite to it – altruism.

Man’s inner nature is desire: the desire to live, to feel good, and to enjoy, in other words, a constant search for fulfillment. Ultimately, all these desires together are called “the will to enjoy” or “the desire to receive pleasure.”

Towards what should I direct them in order to correct them?

They need to be directed for the benefit of all. Therefore, I direct each of my desires towards the common good and I accept only that which will go for the benefit of everyone.

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