le moi (leuh mwah)
: ego, self
Reverse dictionary (with English expressions first!)
ego trip = glorification de soi-même
egoism = le culte du moi
to be selfish = être égoïste
to be egocentric = être égocentrique
(related: amour-propre = self love)
A Day in a French Life: by Kristin Espinasse
"Cogito, ergo, and then some!"
Self: You're a little pinched for time this morning, why don't you post another series of photos, do a "silent" edition?
Ego: Because people are waiting to read my story!
Self: But another silent, snapshot-only edition would give you the leisure to make lunch for the harvesters, think about your friends, and look into the details of your daughter's 13th birthday (tomorrow!)
Ego: I can do all that, and more! I am invincible!
Self: Enough with your philosophy of "achieve". You'd do well to go around affirming it's not about me!
Note to Self: Remember, to keep the Ego in its place, always let others run ahead in this race.
And now: enjoy the following silent edition featuring some very humble harvesters. But what is going on in the following pictures?...
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