Ego Exam Krash the Culture

An Ego Exam

“We suffer more in imagination than in reality.” — Seneca

The 7 deadly sins are by and large a collection of the worst traits of the ego.

  • Gluttony
  • Greed
  • Sloth
  • Wrath
  • Envy
  • Pride

It was Pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. — St. Augustine

The English language is full of words with multiple and opposing meanings for no other reason but to trip up people trying to learn it, I suppose. But it’s rare for a word to be on polar ends of the good/bad spectrum. It’s even more interesting because the Christians and secular philosophers would agree that pride is possibly the root of all the other sins or egoic behaviour.

“That which is worthy has no need of your defense.” — Dr. David Hawkins

The ego’s expressions (sins) are usually born from a place of comparison which i guess is the reason that’s been described as the thief of joy. Comparison creates subjective dichotomies such as better/worse, more/less, richer/poorer into infinity. The Ego then concerns itself with trying to tip the scales of the imaginary dichotomies towards “more” or “better” and inevitably causes more stress and drama in our lives because there’s always more and better.

“The unexamined life is not worth living”