Ego...three letter word,with a HUGE impact in our personal Worlds.
Ego -1.The self, especially as distinct from the world and other selves.
2.In psychoanalysis, the division of the psyche that is conscious, most immediately controls thought and behavior, and is most in touch with external reality. 3.a.An exaggerated sense of self-importance; conceit. b.Appropriate pride in oneself; self-esteem.
According to definition number 1, our Ego is what differentiates us from the rest of the World and from each other,it's essencialy "being". Definition number 2 pretty much explains itself,now let's go to the most interesting one,ladies and gentleman here's definition numero trois!!!
"An exaggerated sense of self-importance; conceit.Appropriate pride in oneself; self-esteem."
From my personal experience this definition is the one that suits most people I know. Most of them get their "EGO BOOST" from others, and I'm not saying they ask for it, but some sure CAN'T live without it. It's almost like there's no purpose of "being" if there's no one there to give them their so-called "V V" (Vanity Vitamin). The funny part is that they'll deny it till the day they die, but I've seen it happen plenty of times, insecure people wearing this external masks,acting like they are the Kings of every party, acting like they don't give a flying fuck about me and you, acting like "my mom always said I was special therefore I am"...but have you seen them without their daily those of "V V"? I have!!! And I must say I still liked them, the thing was that they didn't know how to act,and they didn't feel special anymore,because nobody acknowledged them.
Sad , isn't it?
I've seen it get in the way of friendships, relationships etc...and it's usually about a person who needs to be acknowledged for what they do,or the way they look like and someone else doesn't really care to always recognize that. Believe it or not some folks are really addicted to "V V", and they go on this delusional ego-trips .They elevate themselves to levels never seen before, only to go home look in the mirror and see that its only a facade ...they feel empty as empty can be.
Ego should come from within, you should be able to Validate yourself and get your Ego Boost from YOU! Because after all it's what diferentiates us from each other. Physical Bullshit shouldn't count so much for it,ok it helps but how about all the rest???cuz in the end in order to be complete there's your body (external) and there's your Soul (internal). One doesn't go without the other and your Ego needs this two components to form itself...
Choose wisely the one you want to use in a higher percentage. Only you can judge yourself in that matter, but we're all on the lookout...
People have this way of showing off their material posessions and that scares me a lot! It's all about who has the hottest girlfriend, who has the most expensive watch, who bought more bottles for the table, who hangs out with the coolest crew, who got the latest invention from Mac...it's all about seeing and being seen. When did it become normal and acceptable to be like that? Was I asleep that day? I believe I didn't get the memo... If only we could show off our emotions instead of the same ol' materialist bullshit. Imagine a World where people are so "rich" in personality and character that it just shows in their skin, in their voice,in their aura, and then the "competition" would be about who helped the most people, who has the biggest and bravest heart...a World where people strived to be the best they could be and just awarded others with compassion. While I wait for that day to come I'll start practicing in my own environment,who knows? Maybe I'll start a trend that sticks around forever...
Up there in her Mountain she felt Free,she could breathe all the Clean Air she wanted. And one day someone knocked oh her door,she didn't even bat an eyelash...The next day,same thing at the same time... once again she didn't move. On the third day the knock turned into a bang,she stood completely frozen,not because she was afraid but because she knew better than to ever open that door again.On the 4th day with the door banging came a voice crying out her name,once again she was completly unfazed. On the 10th day of loud banging and calling out her name,she slid a note under the door that said : " I don't live here anymore...I don't want to know,and I don't want to see...don't you ever bother me!"*
* inspired in the song "sick of you" by Iggy Pop * the stooges
I look around and I see happy faces,some people really seem to have it ALL.
Some people dance Some people sing Some people jump Some people do charity Some people listen to music Some people write Some people are creative Some people draw Some people smile Some people are enlightened Some people work hard Some people study Some people learn Some people teach Some people just are...