ERRONEOUS. GAGE. OF. SELF
As you might guess this blog is based on ego.
Now don't start thinking uh oh, whats wrong with my ego? Nothing unless it gets in your own way. Now I am not the smartest person on the planet ( by far) but through many observations throughout my life I can tell you with a high probability of being correct....EVERY person on this planet has an ego!!!
There are questions though to be asked; What type of ego do you have? Does your ego get in the way? and Is your ego based in a global reality or just your own? The answer to all those questions is ...YES?!
Before I explain lets look at a couple of definitions of ego...
According to Webster's "ego is the opinion you have about yourself: ego is a part of the mind that senses and adapts to the real world". According to Google-"ego is a person's sense of self-esteem or self-improvements". My favorite is from the Urban dictionary-"ego is the part of you that defines itself as a personality, separates itself from the outside world and considers itself (you) a separate entity from the rest of nature and the cosmos. Perhaps necessary for survival in some evolution bygone, in modern times it leads only to ( albeit often disguised) misanthropic beliefs and delusion".
So in summation ego helps to sense and adapt to the "real" world; it is a sense of self esteem; and creates misanthropic and delusional states...mmmmm?
So to the questions above...yes we have an ego-loud,quiet,outgoing, meek, over the top and everything in between. For the most part people tend to keep it in balance. And life goes along pretty well. There are some people that need reminders that the world does not revolve around them( to their disbelief of course).
Yes our egos get in our way- all the time! Why, because we want to be right; we want to be heard; we have the answer; we know; we don't want to be wrong; we have to be better than the "Jones's", because ,because, because.
There is a global reality-it might be in your family, your community, your job, a team, etc.-global can be looked at in many ways. When we start believing we are bigger than "our" global that is when ego gets in the way. That is when ERRONEOUS GAGE OF SELF kicks in and that is when things tend to unravel quickly!
So take a look at your ego-it's ok, it won't bite. Own it...it is yours after all. It can work for you or against you....your choice.
YOU ARE THE DIFFERENCE!!!