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An ego so big it could get me killed

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Jake Sidwell (@jakesidwell):

New doctor: You’re rather articulate about your condition.

Me: Yeah. I have to be. Communicating with doctors who treat me as an unreliable witness to my own condition is a second language. It’s even harder to feign ignorance to protect an ego so big it could get me killed.

Truth burn!