Sept. 12, 2021

The Ego

by Otis Lee Rodgers (author's profile)



The masters of old taught you to condemn the ego. To humble yourself and to move you away from the strength of the ego. While I can not agree, I do not disagree. Their thinking was situational, in an attempt to aid humanity at that time-perior from its primitive nature. The old master's ignorance of psychology, was reflected in their teachings. Like a doctor trying to cure a disease unknown to his or her experience.

We have evolved faster than the thinking and teachings of those masters. First and foremost, there is no such thing or place as an ego. What is commonly referred to as the ego, is an individual's intellectual energies, designed to cope with the challenges of life. The ego of the primitive individual was condemned, because their internal strength (ego), was the source of their destructive behavior (e.g., wars, rapes, murder, raw savagery, etc.).

This internal strength (ego and determined to be a negative force in need of suppression. What the old masters didn't realize, is there are neither negative or positive energies; energy is just energy. By attempting to suppress energy, the very act in and of itself gives that entity life/strength.

Conversely the internal strength (ego) of the evolved human being is necessary to prevail in our competitive hi-tech, sophisticated world. This inner drive is needed to enable the committed individual, to crystallize his confidence in their abilities and knowledge.

To better able him to make the strength of their talents and achievements available for themselves and others.; un our every changing, ever-challenging world.


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KaiHolbrook99 Posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago. ✓ Mailed 10 months, 1 week ago   Favorite
This was fascinating to read. I can tell you've thought very deeply about this subject. I wish I could discuss this with you, I imagine it would be a thought provoking conversation.

rc1 Posted 9 months ago. ✓ Mailed 9 months ago   Favorite
S. Freud argued the ego was the neutral sense of self. The ID would overpower the ego, leading the person to do bad things. To contrast, the superego is like a guardian angel telling the ego to follow morality. You viewpoint is interesting, too, though!

Otis Lee Rodgers Posted 8 months, 1 week ago.   Favorite
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