Ego battles

“The ego is not master in its own house.”

Sigmund Freud

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Arguments over matters trivial

Instantly changing an atmosphere convivial

Snowballing into resentment profound

Creating barriers hard to maneuver around

Egos enormous creating mountain-like obstacles

Larger than the issue at hand, they spread their tentacles

Until animosity pervades through the air

Promoting more stress, that for no one is fair…

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When you look back, scenarios of this kind

At home or at workplace, might come to your mind

Looking back, you might see clearly how inconsequential

Were such altercations in your life, how trivial

Were those issues over which you had stressed yourself out

Raising your blood pressure, bad hormones, without any doubt

When egos are involved, every disagreement is magnified

In the heat of the moment, it is impossible to decide

How much effect does such a situation have after all

On the grand scheme of things, likely none at all…

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We have a tendency to complicate life in many ways

 

We seem to be adding stress to our days

We forget what is really important and what is not

Collegiality is desirable, a conflict of egos is not

Let me end here with, reminding all of us again

To forego ego squabbles, lessen stress and pain.

 

 

 

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