Literally a new Buddhist here, so I'm glad to find folks like myself. Grateful to have have found a philosophy that speaks to me and does not dissuade, but rather, encourages seeking, finding the truth for yourself. That to me is how we grow. Who needs someone else's blind belief or dogma thrust upon them. I am not a lockstep type of guy. Buddhism is truly an inviting perspective on this world. On to my current and often constant dilemma the "EGO." The ego always want you to be, wants you to I, me, my yourself. The good thing is through my practice, I am aware and often I ponder how the strength of one's ego can be constantly subdued. How do you try to not be offended, have hurt feelings, be superior or inferior. I know constant awareness in one way. What are some others?