The Difference Between Ego and Confidence | Ryan Holiday Daily Stoic Thoughts #15

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People wonder what the difference between ego and confidence is. Confidence is based on reality, ego is a story we make up about our own greatness. Stoicism is about building confidence and humility and destroying ego.

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People draw on the examples of Kanye West and Donald Trump to say ego is a good thing and can help promote success, but it’s not clear that ego helps these people. That argument also says nothing of the havoc ego wreaks in the lives of people like Kanye and Trump. They may be successful in terms of wealth and power, but do they seem like happy people? Should we aspire to live like them?

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