A not very timely note

This was a blog I once wrote during my high school and early college years. I keep it around for nostalgic purposes, but it is quite obviously no longer updated. I am looking to make a more professional blog presence in the future, but I still like to look at where I was mentally at certain points in time.

- G. Jan 2013

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"An Ego and a Whole Lot of Hot Air" by G.

Nothing isolates, burns and hurts others like an Ego high on itself. When personalities run rampant, each vying for superiority over all they meet. From the minute we come out of the womb, we are judged, compared and shaped. Thus, a personality is born. Either they grow wings and take flight, or are dragged closer to the wet dirt by chains they don't deserve to have.

Sometimes I wonder how much of ourselves came from natural causes, and how much was synthesized by artificial ingredients. I think an overinflated Ego has a pretty good amount of High Fructose Corn Syrup. To have such an overblown sense of self-worth is to deny all the people and good tidings that brought a person to where they are. Society seems to revolve around competition, yet one won't get far without appealing for the help and support of other people.

But what is an ego? Are we simply a living and breathing personality? Or is a personality just part of our expressive toolkit we get from being human? Perhaps. But the moral here? Being egocentric is useless, and isolates that person from the love and support of his or her fellow man. We can sprout all this comparison, and judge someone by their looks, and think the person with excellent grades is a automatic success. Most of us come to realize that we look for the wrong things when judging people. That inner beauty trumps the outer several times over. That a person with dedication can fight back demons that one that has only talent never could. Sure, there's nothing wrong with healthy competition. But don't try to compete emotionally and physically with every soul you meet. Only Synergy can enable you to breach the walls that you cannot on your own.


zorlone said...

Id, Ego, Superego. Among the three, ego seems to be where we all stand. To know what is right or wrong in the decisions that we make and to become... human with our moral and ethical judgments.

How would we be able to surpass these norms that we live in and the rules that bind us to this society if not for knowing Ego (at least one of them anyway)?

The portion where you mentioned about judging people, that is true. Sometimes we are the first to point out the dirt in other's faces, yet we fail to see what's in ours.

Thought provoking post guys!!!

Btw, do you have a twitter account? I find it useful to have my posts read by other people. Of course, only a few actually leave messages. hehehe.


G. said...

I always thought of ego being tied to survival instinct, both physically and in society. An Ego follows right and wrong blindly, and for a shallow reason. The Superego provides true moral reasoning, as in, don't do this because it's the wrong thing to do, not simply because you'll get in trouble.

Ah we're all guilty of that sometime lol. They say we hold other people's problems in front of us, and ours behind us where we can't see them.

Thanks Z, always thankful for your commentary!

Nah. Must...resist...Twitter...phase heh.

mantiz said...

I've seen many relationships wither away just becayse of ego problems. and it's sad, cause we forgive ourselves after committing many mistakes, and we can't seem to forgive others for their simple faults.. sounds stupid when we say it out loud :)
inspiring post..

G. said...

Nah that pretty much is what it is. I guess is all does come from being a tiny bit egocentric; we care more if we make the mistake, but won't be so willing to forgive when it comes to others. It really is silly.

Thanks Mantiz; do come again!

Anonymous said...

I don't have much more to say that you've already said. Great post.