Fantastic video on the Ego from Elliot Hulse
Fuck yes. This video is exactly what I'm going through right now and relates directly to my previous post of entitlement. I fucking KILLED myself trying to obtain my goals like I never have - like fuck the results - I have never summoned this type of work ethic nor endured that type of pain and it has allowed me to dig deep into myself. Like seriously I felt like when I was talking to girls it was from the deepest part of my balls. Me being on my purpose and work towards something I am extremely passionate about has created a self love towards myself that probably existed, but I had blocked off access to because deep down I knew I had never really given it my all in most shit in my life. Maybe 80% or whatever but I always felt " I could do more ", where as this time I knew I laid it all out. Its a very fulfilling feeling and I imagine it incidentally infects every other part of my life - women included.
Ego is only a problem when it causes suffering. And at one point or another, sociopathic behavior does cause suffering, so its all about selflessness, then you are free to do as much as pleases your heart.