Looking back now, from “late in life”, to my teens and twenties, at high school and beyond:
My ego fed (feasted and grew fat!) on my learning which in itself was pure in heart; each time I made a step the voice said ‘I made that step!’ And I did not notice that, by identifying with my ego, the learning was distorted/obscured.
This proceeded apace through the years. The ego became inflated by stages, becoming a quiet enormity, and I found I had lost my interest in learning, or, more truly, I was lost.
Take the hint! Don’t try to take the credit. Don’t accept it either!
Thank you. 😋