The Great Self

The great Self

“Ego is probably one of the biggest poisons we can have – it’s toxic to any environment. “

Jonny Kim

In this world, young and old alike, everyone gives importance to ‘self’. This sense of self can also be indicated with other words like ‘ego’ and ‘I’. When someone gives too much importance to their self and elevates it too high, it never amounts to any good. Hitler was a notorious man who was known in human history for his unusually inflated ego.

What we think about ourselves and how much time we spend thinking of ourselves are things worth keeping an eye on. Our generation is facing much crisis because of narcissism and self-obsession, which sprouts out of excessive self-love. King Solomon, in the Bible, stated, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” When someone thinks too highly of themselves, it will shape their conduct, and make them extremely arrogant. And such a person will always try to place his/her interest above the interests of others.

We cannot be humble if the sense of self within us is too big, as it creates a barrier and separates us from our fellow human beings. It is difficult for the arrogant to empathise with others; they don’t admit their mistakes and are unwilling to forgive others. Life can be simple, happy, and smooth if we keep our egos in check as much as possible.

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