I liked this book a lot.
It was a modern way of instilling Freudian and Stoic philosophies into a younger audience. The writing style was great and easy to read. The stories told were relatable and relevant. They were entertaining and offered a fresh perspective to the reader.
The book was not preachy at all. It was totally enjoyable to read. I would read this book again.
Based on stoic philosophy, this one was a rude awakening. Ryan Holiday keeps it real. Through the lessons learned (and taught) by historical figures, he outlines how treacherous our egos can be if we succumb to its temptations. It might as well be called Sarah is the Enemy because I realize I’ve let my ego run amok one too many times. I’ll be picking this book up again.
Ego is the Enemy reminds the reader how monstrous their ego can be and the damaging consequences that come with it, because no one likes an egotistical dick. Your ego might be holding you back from achieving greatness. Although reading it sometimes felt like a slap in the face, it also made me feel grounded and level headed.
Following the Obstacle is the Way, Ego is the Enemy is Ryan Holiday’s latest masterpiece. Every page is gold. One of few books I would recommend reading more than once a year. A great read for anyone aspiring for greatness, in a leadership position, or just struggling through rough times. “Passion is form over function. Purpose is function, function, function.”