Ego is our sense of self, but when inflated, we need to leave the big ego behind.
Our ego is a part of our very core, and it is essential to who we are. It ties not only into who we are, but how we treat and think of others and how we chose to live our lives. The very essence of the ego itself is not a bad thing.
When we become or believe that we are more important than others, we overstep and mistakenly inflate our egos. It is like a peacock showing its feathers, as if saying ‘look at me, I am the most beautiful creature in the world.’ Don’t get me wrong, I love peacocks, they are beautiful, but humans are not be peacocks.
Everyone is beautiful in their own way. If you think you are more important or deserving than another, the truth is that you are not. You may be more fortunate, but you are no less or no more important than the next person.
A good ego allows you to have a solid foundation and understanding of self. A bad ego believes you are more important. When you have a good sense of self, you will have power and believe that many things are possible for you. This is healthy.
A big ego is not only bad for you, it also pushes others away. Nobody wants to be around another who always shows off and puts others down over themselves; one who acts as if they are more important and deserving than anyone else. We can all have our moment in the sun.
People with big heads are boastful and too proud for their own good. They often don’t see the distaste it creates in others because they are too busy preening and puffing out their sleeves. You can see them from a mile away. They may disguise themselves for a short while, but eventually, they show their true nature.
The sad part about it is that everyone has what they need to succeed. You don’t need to be boastful about your success. It is okay to feel proud of your accomplishments just don’t let them go to your head. Instead, help others achieve their goals as well.
Don’t be a peacock. Keep the healthy parts of yourself, but leave the big ego behind.
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