So are you saying: end the burning, destructive fire of your ego (hence the title of the thread) get with the program, conform, try and fit in and do what everyone else is doing?
Of course not.
What I was saying: Direct your fiery energy (ego, etc.) toward a goal higher than yourself.
This doesn't mean a higher authority, government, or person.
It means avoiding distraction and depression, and realizing that there are people out there that could very well benefit from your intelligence and discernment if only you applied and integrated yourself into society in some way.
If that's too "humanist", then one could say there is a universe out there that could benefit.
The 101 version of this lesson would be to watch Disney's The Lion King.