It is with much regret and extreme sadness that I reference the loss of Buckminster Fuller’s daughter when he was 32.  Logically, this prompted the great design genius to suicide.  At the very last moment, he had an epiphany.  He would, alternatively, take up the challenge of committing egocide.

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

“The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else.”

“It would be unfair to expect other people to be as remarkable as oneself.”

Enough with the Oscariana (Oscar Wilde witticisms).

Can one kill his ego?  Is a man without ego actualized?  Is vanity reflective of insecurity?  Is humility indicative of confidence?



4 Responses to “Egocide”

  1. 1 Jolly Rogers
    October 9, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    While alive
    Be a dead man.
    Be thoroughly dead,
    And behave as you like:
    All will be well.

    (Zen master)

  2. 2 racerleo
    October 19, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    To accept ones self requires the acceptance of everything.
    This acceptance includes others and leads to the knowledge they offer.

  3. 3 Leigh Richards
    March 24, 2008 at 5:47 am

    “Turn into a doll made of wood – it has no ego, it thinks of nothing, it is not grasping or sticky – and let the body and limbs work themselves out in accordance with the discipline they have undergone.”

    “The localization of the mind means its freezing. When it ceases to flow freely as it is needed, it is no more the mind in its suchness”

    Jun Fan Lee

  4. 4 LexLuthor
    February 6, 2009 at 10:54 am

    “The two most fortunate things that can happen to a young painter are, first, to be Spanish, and second, to be named Dali. These two things have happened to me. ” – Salvador Dali

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