Ego is such a complexity. To some, ego is a magnificent life force and extremely imperative in order to even exist and ultimately thrive on this earthly plane. To others, ego is the main reason as to why humankind is not united with his/her higher consciousness or the Godhead, Universal Being, or God. A few view ego as detrimental to the higher evolution of humankind. What is YOUR conception of ego?
I think it depends on what one means by ego. Do you mean the conscious and unconscious part of the mind that control the requests for the id and superego or do you mean arrogance? I do believe that for the most part humans are arrogant. How we go from looking at ourselves as just another animal on the outer edge of one of billions of galaxies to believe the entire universe was made for us and we are at it's centre is way beyond my comprehension and is a huge hindrance to our well being.
I don't really hold with the Freudian world view so it is not a concept I find useful.
Speaking of Freud, I've been waiting for you to start a Woody Allen thread.
*slinks away quietly*
Ego is the illusion of the sense of self. It is not a bad word unless the Illusory Self is the most important concern to that particular ego. When the ego becomes aware of others and begins to actually care about others, it expands its awareness and becomes free of excessive egotism. The ego eventually comprehends the source of its being… and the source of all beings. This is called transcendence.
by Vanessa 2 years ago
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by Jazztizz 4 months ago
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by Michael Valencia 5 years ago
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by Firoz 5 years ago
How come people hate to be wrong?
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