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The personal lesson from practicing science is that it is always better to not be ego-involved in the outcome.
Meanings and ideas in which one is ego-involved are at stake in anxiety, and a threat to these creates goal incongruence.
Having possessed and even defended these views, I had become ego-involved.
Johnson’s announcement in 1968 that he would not seek reelection to the presidency, and President Nixon’s resignation in 1974—and found that, by these measures, “Palin is more ego-involved than LBJ, but less than Nixon.”
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