Oh, the ego, always that Are you the person you want to be, do you feel afraid to take the first step to it, do you follow what other people want from you or are you guided by the ego? That has to do with other people’s wishes, marketing manipulating us, to compete in a consumerist, image guided society. The ego is how we prefer to think of ourselves and others to think of us (generalizing, of course). People who think of themselves as specially important invest heavily on creating an image of themselves to others, even if it costs their last cents.
The ego is also a defense against shame, mainly over loss of status. Trying to avoid shame by seeking status creates a false and fragile feeling. Psychologists call it impression management. If you don’t agree with the “special person”, they call you enemy Do you know anybody like this?
Wishing you a fantastic week with many smiles! Thanks for the sweet comments!
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