Ego.

 

 

 

"From life’s outset, we find ourselves on the prowl searching to satisfy some inner, unexplained yearning.

Our hunger causes us to search for people who will love us.

Our desire for acceptance pressures us to perform for the praise of others.

We strive for success, driving our minds and bodies harder and farther, hoping that because of our sweat and sacrifice, others will appreciate us more.

But the man or woman who lives only for the love and attention of others is never satisfied - at least not for long. We will never find lasting, fulfilling peace if we have to continually prove ourselves to others.

The desire to be loved and accepted is a symptom of a deeper need, one that governs our behaviour and is the primary source of our emotional pain.
Often unrecognised, this is our need for self-worth."


Robert S.McGee
The Search for Significance.

 

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