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May 12, 2013

The Ringmaster

It is often the ego that prevents us from being free. We are enslaved to the notion that we have to be the wisest or the best at something. We succumb to the popular idea that we need a six syllable title to show others how successful we are. It is all a grand show and we are the ringmaster leading the circus, the renowned magician trying to pull off some hanky-panky. We are often too proud to admit we do not know, so we carry on a grand charade of pretending we do. Lao Tzu said that to admit not knowing is the sign of a truly wise man for only the fool will not admit to not knowing.