Can we be truly altruistic or is there always a benefit to oneself, like getting praise from others? Is there such a thing as a truly unselfish act?
Is practising self-care, making sure you don't run out of battery, selfish?
When a coach or therapist asks if a client found a session helpful are they just trying to soothe their own egos?
These questions aren't interesting.
What's interesting is why we're so fearful of the ego.
An ego-maniac won't care about others, they'll potentially hurt people in their quest for what they want and they're not interested in personal insight, just person gain.
Sure, but that's not what we're talking about, is it?
We're talking about 'ego strength' - the behaviours driven by our egos that offer kindness, balance and benefits others.
The opposite of being an ego-maniac isn't hating yourself. It's compassion and a healthy dose of self-consideration.
Your life, your choice!
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