Wednesday, April 05, 2006

My Ego Beat Up Your Superego

Idea:

The ego of the typical Westerner isn't strong enough for him or her to be selfless.

Discuss.

Comments:
Aren't we going to get stuck in that whole pre/trans fallacy dealio?

I mean there is strength and there is strength and the self-conscious limitations of the beginning of a self-aware ego are a neccessary step.

Something like that.

Well there is altruism and their is being so embedded in family/culture that you can't even fathom what putting yourself first is.
 
No pre/trans fallacy here. At least I hope not.

I guess I'm thinking more of flexibility or dynamism of ego, as opposed to strength. It seems like true compassion and loving-kindness requires a fluid view of yourself. You can't be caring for others if you're constantly worried about defending your own patch of land.

I like the idea of immersion in family/culture as a means of achieving that fluidity.
 
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