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Deconstructing the Ego With Evolution

Presenter:

Michael Taft

Time:

23:06

Summary

Celebrated author and editor in chief of Being Human, discusses an enlightening recognition of the ego, the experience of being a person, which can lead to the potential for personal growth.

Transcript

In the mid seventies, I was a teenager living in Lansing, Michigan, and um, I was having a pretty hard time, lots of anxiety, tremendous anxiety, lots of depression, things like that. And at that point, in the mid seventies in Lansing, Michigan, in my family, there was basically no understanding of what that might be about or what someone might do about that.


You know, calm down. It was about as much help as I got. There was no therapists, no meds, no support really of any kind. So, you know, That was pretty difficult. And eventually I was having like immobilizing anxiety attacks. Like you get so worried you can't move. And I don't know if anyone here has ever experienced that, but it's unpleasant.

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