while I try to keep my ego in check, I'm afraid that the answer is yes.
I find that it is much harder to fight it than to just watch its impulses and reactions. I try to separate myself as much as possible and just be aware of my ego's tendecies. It seems to take away its power and it usually fades away soon after.
Yes, of course. Most of the things people do are things that are done with the intention to make them feel good. Even actions that seem selfless like donating to charity are based on certain good people would gain by this action - feeling good etc. Even if it is not feeling good - suffering for another, it takes great pride to do so.
A good deed should make you feel good and yes I agree with Eranofu, we do things with pride to make the feel good
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