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What is the difference between the ego and self?


Seems to me most articles dealing with the ego, just start out with everyone knowing what the writer means. Same for articles on self. What is the difference?

 

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 14 months ago

    So you think that when we say ego it means the negative portion of the self?


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 14 months ago

    Yes Dana, it seems that really for the ego to mean something negative you have to put a modifier on it. I was wondering why it gets such a bad wrap when we all have one.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 14 months ago

    I am beginning to think that we use ego to mean that part of self that is for everyone else. And in that I think we can make real progress with our self by tempering it both rationally and spiritually. I am so mellow I might need to boost my ego ;-)

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 14 months ago

    Wow Tim that is excellent. I kind of like the Mead concept. I definitely interact with me. Me and I love to converse. I always loved Cogito Ergo Sum. And I find the Great I Am intriguing. So I have an ego. And it is part of self.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 14 months ago

    Sparlea, it is good to hear from you. I can tell you are doing well and that is good. I googled it also. It seems that ego really just is, Too much is bad. Too little is bad. But it does seem just about the same as "self". Thank you.


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