I find the ego fascinating, how it continues to forces us to live in delusion being the person we think or like to think we are. From this delusion stems almost all of our "problems". We feel slighted or offended when people fail to recognize our greatness or how special we are. All of this has been spurred on by my own struggle with my ego seeing my own defects of character has been shattering and humbling. That is the hard part of ego it doesn't like to be exposed it constantly whispers I'm not here, you deserve this. Which is a lie but I buy into it every time.