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Old 31-10-2019, 11:43 AM
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I don't use the word 'ego' much, because truth be told I don't really believe in its existence. There is action and reaction. You get angry or irritated about something, or fearful, and some people will claim that's your *ego*, or you are attached to something or someone, and they will say ''It's your ego''. However, there's not a single credible reason to invoke such a thing as an ''ego'' as some kind of identity. The whole concept of *ego* can be dismantled if you observe yourself and how your ''mind'' operates..
Do your homework. Both Jung and Freud are known as the fathers of psychology if you want to look at it from a more scientific perspective, they are the ones that coined the word in the first place in this area. If you prefer something more Spiritual then look up Ahankara/Ahamkara, it's from the Sanskrit and that 'model' is a parallel to that of Jung. Jung was very religious and conversant with Eastern religion so it wouldn't surprise me if he plagiarised it.


If you like something in-depth - https://lonerwolf.com/what-is-the-ego/
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Old 31-10-2019, 11:59 AM
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Do your homework.

Drop a baby in the wilderness [lets assume the baby will survive] and it won't function like how we humans imagine we should function proper.

Ego and identity are useful tools to function for ourselves in relation to others, and in society. We may build them up as nouns, as fixed identities. Ego is an agreed-upon experience of sorts, but it does not exist by itself, and like so many nouns it usually rests on essentialist assumptions.
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