一篇很好的探讨 ego （自负，以自我为中心）与 confidence （自信）的文章，主要针对创意工作者而言。做有创造性的工作必须与外部世界，与其他人互动，ego 太强的人容易自欺欺人脱离实际情况。
"Confidence is based on what is real—it is earned. Ego is based on delusion and wishful thinking—it is artifice. Confidence doesn’t alienate us from others. On the contrary, it allows us to relate to others better—because it has removed insecurity and fear from the equation. When you are confident you can be empathetic and vulnerable. Ego makes us an asshole. Confidence—as anyone who has ever stepped foot into any martial arts studio can tell you—has the opposite effect. Confidence is calm, compassionate, curious, careful. That is: it is all the things one needs to be creative."