Why would I? Why should I?
These egoistic words are the main cause of an end to all sorts of relationships.
What is ego?
“Ego” is simply explained as “I” or the self part of any person. It is that part of a person that defines itself as a personality, separate from the outside world. Ego is that part of us that experiences the outside world and reacts to it, acting as a mediator between us and our social and physical environment. Now, not all such interactions need to be positive, nor is it necessary that our reactions to these situations will be positive. All in all, not everyone is born with a raging ego, but almost all of us fuel our own egos, some knowingly or without knowledge.
Where else a relationship is when two people bond or connect based on the feeling of mutual trust, likes, dislikes, or love. It can be a relationship between family, friends, neighbours, passerby, or any other acquaintances. Having a good relationship is very important to sustain happiness. Relationships give a person a chance to get connected with the people around them and understand their true self.
If relationships never happened, you would not be able to tell the real person who you are. Relationships give you the chance to interact with the people you are closest to. If relationships did not occur, life would be boring. You would not be able to share your thoughts or gain a person’s respect. If my relationships with my friends and family ended, I would have nothing to look forward to when a day was bad, or if you just needed to have a good time.
Just a three-letter word, namely ‘ego’ kills a relationship with memories, trust, support, and moreover. An egoistic person battles his or herself against a relationship. Ego can ruin a friendship and put a barrier to family bonds.
A string of egoism spoils healthy to unhealthy relationships resulting in separation, hurt, tears of the other who did everything to preserve the relationship. Finally, the souls separate and memories fade. Regrets and stress are the outcomes of an egoistic person.
Pushes you into a maze,
A mirror maze,
Where everything seems real,
Until you walk towards it,
And end up,
Bumping into the mirror.
Ego has and always will be one of the main reasons for the downfall of human beings. The only thing we can do is to try and control our respective egos and not let them rule our heads. Every relationship works or breaks due to EGO. Without it we shall cease, to make anything out of life. On the other hand, if we possess too much egotism, we end up ruining every relationship. EGO is the only requirement to destroy any relationship so be the bigger the person, skip the “E” and let it “GO”.
Written by: Rtr. Raheesa Moulana
Edited by: Rtr. Loshini Gnanasambanthan