The term, “ego” has a benign meaning of “self-
worth.” In this sense, ego is indistinguishable
from one’s deepest values, as a sense of
genuine self-worth depends on fidelity to our
The problem comes when ego inflates to a
feeling that the self is superior to other people.
This leads to entitlement, i.e., a belief that you
deserve special consideration, which is bound
to produce resentment and discord in
Love relationships in particular require compassion and equality in terms of value, which is why ego is the worst enemy of a relationship.
Some people live their whole lives fighting for
the sake of satisfying their inflated egos. Each
one of us feels worthy in a way or another even
those who feel inferior But the problem happens when this sense of self worth becomes
exaggerated to the extent that it leads the person to a life full…
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