During one of the early gatherings at Tallspruce, Badger asked Raven, "How can I get rid of my ego?"
Raven said, "It's not strong enough."
"But I'm greedy," Badger said insistently. "I'm self-centered and I tend to push other folks around."
Raven said, "Like I said."
adapted from Robert Aitken, Zen Master Raven