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Man’s Ass-backward Ego Problem

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April 25, 2013 by John Crapper

A lot of people have this ego need that makes them want to believe that Earth is the center of the universe and humans are the most important species, the supreme expression of creation.

Quote from Ann Druyan

Ann Druyan (born June 13, 1949) is an American...

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Remember, it is only the person who knows little that thinks he’s a smart shit and knows it all. The more a person knows, the more he realizes that he doesn’t know shit.

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Too much can lead to arrogance, selfishness and greed. It can lead to a sense of entitlement to whatever one wants. It can make a person feel entitled to do whatever it takes to get what one wants. It can lead to a serious case of the “my shit doesn’t stink attitude. It can lead to a super-consuming lifestyle.

Too much ego can also lead to intellectual arrogance and being too sure that one is always right in what one believes. This leads one to feel justified in doing whatever it takes to achieve ones goals. You are special. You are chosen. Your way is the only right way. Your way is the only way to salvation. It leads to a total arrogance towards nature. It allows one to believe that human technology can bend, change and outsmart nature. It tricks us into thinking we are in control and above the laws of nature.

Too little ego can lead one to extreme conformity because one does not believe their opinions are worth standing up for. It can lead a person to do unspeakable evil things to gain attention. It can lead to bullying to give you the feeling you have power over another.

Marketers continue to make millions playing to people’s egos. They know how to push one’s buttons and get people to buy things totally outside their real needs. Buy to be sexier, happier, have more fun, and be more successful.

Man’s ego-centered approach to life coupled with our technological knowhow has rushed us into scientific discoveries not fully understood. This lack of understanding has lead to numerous areas of environmental deterioration and resource depletion. Given a choice between money and responsible use of earth’s resources, money usually prevails.

As long as man is convinced of his specialness, he will continue to abuse and destroy the world around him because he fails to see its relationship to himself.

This is the real crux of our religion. This is why Holy Shitters believe that man is not the highest species inhabiting the Earth but the lowest. We strive to have the humility to admit our rightful place in the grand scheme of things. Through ass-forward waste-end first thinking it becomes possible to realize our true place in nature, marvel in it and adjust our ego to live in harmony with it. That is the promise of the Shitty Way of Life offered by the Church of the Holy Shitters.

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Our climate is changing. I'm humorously serious about addressing it. I'm convinced my ego is the main culprit. My religion, Holy Shitters, demands I humble myself and celebrate the fact my shit stinks.
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