Is stress related to egoism?
November 26, 2010 10:56pm CST
Yes, very much. Egoism implies that we think we are more important than others and that what we believe, is the truth.Ego means our point of view is more important than that of others, more important than even truth.So we are trapped within our point of view.Not only are we arrogant about our point of view, we believe in our infallibility. Arrogance and stubbornness create stress. When self-interest or ego prevails in our mind,we begin to compete with everyone for everything,no matter what the cost. We do not see beyond our self gratification. Drop the 'i' and 'mine' and live in the 'we'.Life will be much easier and fun to live!!
27 Nov 10
I guess so. sometimes I am being that proud of myself that I tend to become egoistic. But I didn't noticed that I became stressful with it. I do like to compete sometimes for me to bring out all the best in me. I will have to notice where the stress I am having came from. Thank you for this nice post.
27 Nov 10
I think stress is just stress. It's caused by over-working yourself to exhaustion and has nothing to do with egoism. Egoism originates from a different level within us, particularly from our achievements and past successes. In short, it's kind of like the possessing a bragging rights even if the goal that has been achieved appeals too little to others. What I'm trying to say is, stress is far more innocent in nature compared to egoism.