Young Author Jesse Bogner Releases New Article Discussing Egocentric Elections

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Author of The Egotist explains why he feels election driven by egoistical desires and greed will not be in best interests of majority.

The Egotist by Jesse Bogner

When politicians and private individuals are all driven by their egoistical desires, greed will always persevere above the best interests of the majority.

Jesse Bogner, the twenty-eight year old author of The Egotist, explains why he feels the outcome of the current egocentric election process won’t make Americans happy, in his latest HuffPost Politics post, The American Revolution Hasn’t Happened Yet:

“What people fail to understand is that this desire to shake things up in American life comes from a spiritual lack that cannot be solved politically. When politicians and private individuals are all driven by their egoistical desires, greed will always persevere above the best interests of the majority. Even if Bernie Sanders were able to create a more socialist framework for American life, it would ultimately fail, because it would still be born out of a collective egoistical desire for free things, not a truly revolutionary shift in human consciousness. It would be recognition that it is too hard to attain personal wealth on one’s own instead of a change in human desires. Socialism without a change in consciousness will never work, because it expressly goes against the ego, which strives to attain more to the detriment of others. The world needs to recognize that the force of the ego that is responsible for all of human development has become a cancerous cyst on humanity and nature.”

“We must recognize that our self-interest has created a world crisis in all spheres of existence, be it economic, environmental, educational, or social. Look at the rainforest and the polar ice caps and we can see the environment is literally destroying itself. These ecological phenomena all begin with humanity, the ego-driven dominant species of the planet that works in opposition to the system of nature where everything serves a purpose in the life of everything else, where everything works for the betterment of the entire world."

The solution Jesse offers is to redefine how we measure success in our world and connect above our egoistic nature:

"The only choice we have is to redefine how we measure success in our world. We have to strive to repair our world over our individual desires and this is only possible if we make a decision to connect with each other specifically for this purpose. We need to care for the whole above even our own interests.”

“We need to shift humanity from egoists to altruists, but before we can achieve this we need to recognize our nature. Precisely because of our current egoistic nature we don’t understand a single thing about reality. Like the politicians running for president, until we recognize the sickness of our ego and connect with each other to overcome it, we are only grasping at straws. Without a desire to work above our egos and a method to attain true connection, we will be unable to repair the world from its state of crisis.”

For more information:

The Egotist
By Jesse Bogner
ISBN: 978-1518752650
Available on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble and iTunes

About The Author

Jesse Bogner is a twenty-eight year old author, screenwriter and journalist. His memoir and social critique, The Egotist, has been translated into four languages. In 2013, he moved from New York City, where he was born and raised, abandoning a decadent lifestyle chockfull of substance abuse, to study Kabbalah in Israel under Michael Laitman. Since then, his work on the subject has been featured in The Huffington Post, Shatterproof Addiction Blog, The Jerusalem Post and The Times of Israel. He is the subject of a forthcoming documentary for Larry King’s The Spirituality Network and is currently working on a post-apocalyptic Kabbalistic novel.


For review copies or interview requests, contact the publisher:
Uri Laitman
(416) 274-7287

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