Have you ever seen this sign? Leave your ego at the door.
Ever try to do that?
It's not easy, is it?
Of course not. It's not easy to step away from who we think we are. It's not easy to be mindful of everyone else in the room and leave yourself outside, counting clouds and wondering where all the fun is.
That ego wants to come along.
Just keep it under control. Stay curious. Stay respectful about other people. Keep it light. And for heaven's sake (and I'm REALLY talking to myself here, too) DON'T TAKE YOURSELF TOO SERIOUSLY.
No one else does.
If you have a pulse you have an ego. Why pretend otherwise?
-- Douglas Brent Smith