Following my blog about Egotism & Pride coupled with further profound discussions and reflections. I found asking myself this question- Is ego a bad thing? Like pride there is good pride and bad pride. Bad pride is unteachable and undermines greatness hence the fall of Lucie (Lucifer). That said ego ain’t bad when kept under check and not overblown. It helps humanity to survive in an increasingly competitive world were folk with no ego are perceived as people with no personality, insipid or worse. Unbridled ego can cause immense damage not only to yourself but also to people around you.
As part of creation, I would like to argue that man was endowed with natural ego however it has the evil twin, Mr Selfish. Mr Selfish Will always be with us and the antidote is humility and meekness. It has always been the narrative of selfhood and a mechanism which helps us navigate our way in the world to survive and stay ahead of others.
We would not be phere if we didn’t have a sense of self or selfhood. It is what makes us who we are in relation to others and how we see ourselves as human beings.
We are spiritual beings in our essence. According to my faith before we was born in this life we was lounging in the ‘Pre-mortal life’ and without blemish. If we connect to this inner Presence of spirit, then and only then we detach from egotistic survival thinking and thoughts that make us superior or less significant than others. It is what it is even animals that have ego -the predators prey on on the weakest links with less ego. Similarly, though humans don’t literally eat other humans, they eat them financially in the glorified name of capitalism.