"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
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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Apr 2017
Evil vs. Evil: Trump’s Foolish Decision to Fight Syria

Evil vs. Evil vs. Evil vs. Evil: Trump’s Foolish Decision to Fight Syria Unfortunately, the picture is even murkier than what Ezra Klein presents above and below this paragraph. There is no right side in this war. The division between what he terms “the rebels” and ISIS are not particularly stark. The narrative of taking out the evil Assad to the merry band of rebels is a gross oversimplification.     Assad’s soft fascism is evil, but not nearly as evil as Islamist fundamentalism, according to the great economic philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb, whose house was blown up by Assad’s father when his grandfather voted against him in Syrian parliament. Read more

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Apr 2017
How the New Left Turned Me into a Republican

How the New Left Turned Me into a Republican Against My Will: Part Two There is only the fight: the tactics of the oppressive leftists To catch up on the first installment click here. It was my intention to get this post out of the way last week, but life happened. I also couldn’t really coherently give an honest perspective as I was “woke” to the many great moderate and conservative minds that a liberal media and intelligentsia had marginalized by virtue of their divergent opinions from the establishment. There was much to learn. After considering many angles, I settled upon the evolution of community organizing movement by the flawed absolutist Read more

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