Definition of Ego: a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance.
Synonyms of Ego: self-worth, self-respect, self-conceit, self-image, self-confidence, etc.
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Love in fellowship.
People who are driven by pride of self unconsciously blind themselves to their liabilities.
Newcomers of this sort scarcely need comforting.
The problem is to help them discover a chink in the walls their ego has built, through which the light of reason can shine. The attainment of greater humility is the foundation principle of each A.A.’s Twelve Steps.
For without some degree of humility, no alcoholic can stay sober at all. Nearly all A.A.’s have found, too, that unless they develop much more of this precious quality than may be required just for sobriety, they still haven’t much chance of becoming truly happy.
Without it, they cannot live to much useful purpose, or, in adversity, be able to summon the faith that can meet any emergency.–As Bill Sees It | More… (p.74)