Sunday, May 16, 2010
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...