The Ego Is Not the Enemy

Don’t get rid of it.

Gustavo Razzetti
Dec 23, 2018 · 9 min read
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The ego has a bad rap — it has become the villain of self-help. We associate it to being entitled or arrogant. That’s why we want to get rid of this enemy.

However, your ego is not the problem, your illusion of self is.

According to psychologists, if we don’t have an ego, we would become mentally ill. We need it to mediate between the…