Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Ego and man
I know what pride is, many times I have seen the proud faces of men, many times i have thrown away my pride for dreams and fantasies. I know what pride is. Through out my life, I have seen pride take people to places, high or low, I have seen pride do its work. However, I really do not know much about ego.Is it possible for one to have so much ego that you become almost disillusional? You see things that are not really there, believe in your own importance more than anybody else? I am fascinated with this topic. When does the ego of man become fatal? I do believe that if you believe in yourself, envision yourself as what you want to be,then that is only right in this world where confidence is a vital ingredient to survive. On the other hand, what if you envision yourself as someone you are not? what if you believe yourself to be so important and tell others lies in other to support an image that does not exist? How far does one have to go before being called a liar? When does the ego of man change from being "confident, arrogant" to being a "fake, liar"? Can anyone recommend books on this topic? I won't mind psychology or philosophy, I just want to get some knowledge.