"Because we are aware that people are only a small part of a much larger super organism

it is clear that we must function as one, in a mutually responsible manner.

But since we cannot teach the entire world how to function,

we must influence the world by example.

The Egotist

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“This book is a powerful, and well written tale of recovery and discovering connection. Regardless of how spiritual you may see yourself to be, it is a must read for anyone struggling to overcome addiction, anxiety and re-discover themselves.”

– Kyle McDonald

“With this book, Jesse Bogner really distinguishes himself as a writer with a light, deft approach to handling sometimes heavy personal and philosophical questions about self-knowing, ambition, spirituality, and love.”

– Bosko Blagojevic

About the Egotist’s Jesse Bogner

Jesse Bogner is a twenty nine 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.

Jesse demonstrates how connection is the true key to happiness in this lifetime in Tel Aviv.

Jesse's Thoughts
May 2017
Comey and Le Pen

Comey and Le Pen: Casualties of the War Between Neoliberal and Deplorable James Comey gave a speech to his LA office, the news on the TVs announced his firing. Comey thought he was a victim of an elaborate prank. Amidst the laughter, he was taken to the FBI offices seven blocks away by Trump’s personal bodyguard, who read James Comey a matter-of-fact and sarcastically gracious letter that only Trump could have conceived: Cameras followed Comey to a private plane. Within a few hours, the left and the establishment neoliberal class, in a state of genuine confusion (as they wanted Comey gone a few months earlier) theorized about the timing of Read more

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May 2017
We’ve All Become Paranoid Weirdos

We’ve All Become Paranoid Weirdos: How Science and Pseudo-Science Became Dogma Dogs don’t have a firm concept of time, but seem to possess episodic memory. While this information is clearly interesting, knowing that a dog disciplined seven seconds after committing an error will be confused about the reason he is being punished, or that dogs recognize some difference between thirty minutes and two hours, but no difference between two and four hours is not something we comprehend. This knowledge does not help us understand what it would be like to view the world from a dog’s lens. Where does the time go? This shows us that our understanding of the world Read more

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Apr 2017
Building a World of Love Out of the Ashes

How the New Left Turned Me into a Conservative Against My Will: Building a World of Love Out of the Ashes and a Critical Look at Islam and Israel This is the third excerpt in a series. Click the links to catch up on Part One and Part Two. However, as this article is quite long and it’s the one I’m most proud of, this is where I suggest you start. If you’re squeamish, feel free to skip the 2nd paragraph, excluding this one. Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s father, Hirsi Magan Isse, didn’t believe in female genital mutilation. In Ali’s homeland of Somalia, 98% of young girls undergo the ritual. In other more Read more

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