“Ego is the Enemy” by Ryan Holiday

If you search for the most influential books on stoicism (a philosophical school that fosters facing the reality of life and cutting down on personal delusions or unreachable passions), you’ll notice an interesting gap.
On top of the list, there’s Marcus Aurelius, a Roman emperor who lived two thousand years ago. Then, there’s Seneca, a Roman philosopher and writer who lived in the times as distant. And then, there’s Ryan Holiday, a 29-year-old former marketing director at American Apparel and writer from Sacramento. What’s fascinating, is that in two thousand years the message has hardly changed. Ryan’s latest book, “Ego is the Enemy”, is a timely reminder of true values the modern society decided to put on hold: humility, discipline, patience, and personal principles.

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