Who/what made your ego?
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18-11-2011, 09:47 AM
RE: Who/what made your ego?
I don't really know how to answer this, but I'll explain at my best but effortless ability.
I was just born with it; something that would evolve on it's own. Like a plant that would just grow without me having to water it. Or perhaps a plant that I'd water without even realizing it.
I've always been, well, me. Fascination, Inspiration, thinking whatever happens, happens, and if anything does happen, I'll probably, most likely have a ton of cats with me when it happens.
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18-11-2011, 10:27 AM
RE: Who/what made your ego?
(18-11-2011 09:47 AM)itsFerdinand Wrote:  I don't really know how to answer this, but I'll explain at my best but effortless ability.
I was just born with it; something that would evolve on it's own. Like a plant that would just grow without me having to water it. Or perhaps a plant that I'd water without even realizing it.
I've always been, well, me. Fascination, Inspiration, thinking whatever happens, happens, and if anything does happen, I'll probably, most likely have a ton of cats with me when it happens.

I was tracking right along with your effortless ability and in awe of your self-awareness and fascination with the world... until you got to the part about a ton of cats...I started having an asthma attack at the thought! Tongue

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18-11-2011, 10:31 AM
 
RE: Who/what made your ego?
The people around me, have made my ego what it is today.

I'm slowly dying inside & no one seems to care.

I'm depressed.
But, hey, that's just me.
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18-11-2011, 10:35 AM
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(18-11-2011 10:31 AM)calmyourtitsbro Wrote:  The people around me, have made my ego what it is today.

I'm slowly dying inside & no one seems to care.

I'm depressed.
But, hey, that's just me.

I care...if you die too soon, the Zombies win.

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18-11-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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(18-11-2011 10:35 AM)Erxomai Wrote:  I care...if you die too soon, the Zombies win.

You just got a giggle out of me.
I'm having an absolutely horrible day.
Thank you.
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18-11-2011, 10:38 AM
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(18-11-2011 10:37 AM)calmyourtitsbro Wrote:  
(18-11-2011 10:35 AM)Erxomai Wrote:  I care...if you die too soon, the Zombies win.

You just got a giggle out of me.
I'm having an absolutely horrible day.
Thank you.

I live for the occasional giggle. You're quite welcome. Smile

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18-11-2011, 01:11 PM
RE: Who/what made your ego?
I was an attractive, sunny child, so got lots of approval from relatives and family friends; formed the conviction, early on, that i'm clever and good and deserve to be liked.
Except by my father - but he was critical of everybody, so didn't detract much from my general self-esteem. What he did add was a specific fear: i would always shun a certain type of overbearing, negative personality, male or female. Unfortunately, that personality type often presents in positions of authority.

Then at age 11, i came to Canada and had to start over in a new language, which was a huge ego setback for a highly verbal person. Having no support structure, and - suddenly - zero social status didn't help, either. But that soon passed, and there was a certain advantage in being the family reader of documents and speaker on telephones: whatever the trepidation with which i approached those tasks, success in them was a real boost. Success in academics was, too, and a modest popularity among schoolmates. But the experience of being strange and uncertain, i think, kept my head from inflating too much.... ( ? )

Still a smartass. Cheerful and confident among misfits, underdogs and washed masses - wary of bosses. Pretty good at civil interaction; terrible at confrontation and conflict. I cringe when caught in a factual error or misunderstanding of someone else's exposition, and wear a paper bag over my head for days if i miss a joke.

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19-11-2011, 03:57 PM
 
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Well, if we are into history and not blowing our own horns (which I enjoy doing), I have to add a bit to my previous post.

I was the smallest of three children: my big brother was my father's, my older sister was sort of in between, and I was the lucky one to be my mother's child.

She was very talented in music, painting, poetry, literature and I was her last hope, so she poured it all on me. She started me on the violin when I was six -- terrified of bicycles, she still carried me, as a small child with a big violin, on her bicycle to violin class, 1km away, twice a week. She never made me read anything, she just started talking about books she thought I would be interested in and she was such a great story teller that I just had to read the book for further details (that she very cleverly withheld).

Then came school and university and I was always in the top 5 of each class I attended so, by the time I arrived in Canada, I had no problem with self-confidence. Then came the crisis of the cultural shock, having all my (unrealistic) dreams shattered in the all-too-human western country, and it took me years to figure out the rules. When I did, I withdrew, did not want anything to do with 'imperfect humanity'.

That lasted for a few years, until I found the balance between being social and a recluse: my confidence returned when I became sure I understood humanity and history. Now I am in the summary phase, enjoying the serenity and tranquility of country life, of a very happy marriage, the companionship of my animal friends and the intellectual stimulation I receive from this Forum.

It could be a lot worse! Wink
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20-11-2011, 04:41 PM
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(17-11-2011 05:22 PM)Peterkin Wrote:  Some people - and i have reason to believe that a few are here - were formed in religious homes, where children were told to be humble and insignificant;
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On the other hand, a child whose parents encouraged questions, critical thought and intellectual non-conformity would have a quite different attitude from the start.

I was raised in a home that encouraged both. I didn't find them contradictory or mutually exclusive but rather complementary. ... But your mileage may vary.

(18-11-2011 10:38 AM)Erxomai Wrote:  I live for the occasional giggle.

Not much else worth living for. Wink

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24-11-2011, 05:56 AM (This post was last modified: 25-11-2011 05:26 AM by Filox.)
RE: Who/what made your ego?
I make my own ego. It all started after I realized that most, if not all, my advices to my friends are great and if they don't listen to me, they do not do well. So I have decided that I am always right and that proved to be true. So I've gotten a huge ego, when you are always right, you got to be full of yourself. Smile

Only problem I have is that I can perfectly arrange other peoples problems, but never my own. So I have only half huge ego.

It's good to be super-inteligent, always right, good looking, handsome, agile and precise, full of all sorts of knowledge, unbiased critique... And with all that not being arrogant, or an asshole to others.

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