Ego is like a fire, waiting for someone to fuel it. A few nice comments from someone and our chests swell with pride. It’s also fuelled by illusions of our own grandeur, as though we achieved things all on our own!
Ego is bad. But is ego always bad?
Ego is needed for our growth, like when there is a challenge, or the need for creativity and we need to achieve something.
In failure, ego is a wonderful tool, because it doesn’t let you stay down. “Come on, get up, you can do it”, it says.
But in success? It would be best to drop the ego, the feeling that we are individually responsible for all the greatness around.