Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Egotism And What Can It Do?

Well, If its not a new written blog post by yours truly. I must admit, its been ages since I've decided to write a new ramble-y post. But, tonight's the night. Here goes nothing. Remember to leave comments below!

I've recently come across an article, and that article has 5 questions.  Let me try and answer them in my own way. 

The 5 questions are: 

  • What does ego do to you?
  • What can we do with ego?
  • Is ego dangerous?
  • Do we need ego?
  • What about a life without ego?

Please bear in mind that the passages below are my very own opinion and if, there is a conflict with your own opinions. Well, let's spare our egos for once, shall we?

First of all, What is Ego? 

To me, Ego is a trait that we all have within ourselves. We live with our egos all our lives, we go through many struggles and fights with Mr. Ego. Ego is the need of being in the center of the spot light. The world must revolve around ourselves and ourselves only. Every human being will do what they think is best for themselves and we are always right. We do not question ourselves, because we must always be the best that we are. Egotism is the need to dominate amongst people and our peers, for everyone to look up to us and that we are always the best example. We are the center of our own attention. 

What does ego do to you?

Having an ego is like having some disease that you cannot shake off or get rid of. We constantly need to feed this hungry strain within us. Ego is the same voice that tells you what to do in everyday situations. Ego is the rush that causes you to react with what you think is the best for you. Being in a discussion and always thinking your opinion is the right one, because our egos created it that way. We invariably need to be on top, to be the best, to be no. 1. All the materialistic items around us, all the luxury we get, we need, unceasingly, because our egos need them, because we want them to feed our ego. There is no end to an increasing wanting ego.

What can we do with ego?

I think it is apparent that egoistical does not bring many leverage in an Universal life. One shall not be perpetually obsessed with oneself. It simply does not cohere with achieving a better happiness for oneself.

Is ego dangerous?

Well, I wouldn't say ego is dangerous if it is a mixture of proper balance in any ordinary life. (How can I even mention ordinary in the context of egotism, ha!) But yes, the world has most probably seen numerous dangerous egotistical characters in the sweep of time. Big time personas like Hitler, Bush, Stalin, and many more I care not to mention are big egos. They constantly want more and more, their motto is to get more, they want more attention, and more people to look up to them, to worship them, they want to conquer more and the never ending. In the set up of today's society, I believe we need a proper balance of ego. 

Do we need ego?

Well I definitely would say we do not need ego. But I, for one, is guilty of many things egoistical. The many luxurious items we own, all part of our ever growing Mr. Ego. If we can let go of our ego, even for a couple of situations in our daily lives, I believe we can find that we are so much happier, so much more complete. Because ego does not provide us with the wholeness we can obtain by just being enough, without domination. 

What about a life without ego?

I truly admire those who can live a life without ego. Without wanting materialistic and luxurious items, just living with the idea of just being enough. I, myself, is certainly not at that state of being without ego. Living with the idea of just being enough, is bliss. 

Whatever your ego is telling you to do, is negative. What your heart and soul are telling you, comes from understanding and is therefore positive energy. That will always be the best you can get. No fame, no materialism and no power, but a true life full of positivism and positive people around you. It will give you a happy family, people at work who understand you and who will see in you a special person.
Quoted from here

And with that, I end my lengthy post as of today. And next time you decide on something that has to do with domination, on always being the right one, think about the negativity, and the betterness you'll achieve once you let go of that ego of yours. 


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