Something about love, ego and other things

I am going to narrate a short story which I received through sms. A story which many of you might think is silly, just like I did.

"Once upon a time there was an Island where all the feelings lived together. One day there was storm in the sea and the Island was about to drown. All the feelings were scared except love. Love built a boat to escape from the Island and all other feelings got into it. There was one feeling which was left out and love got down to see who it was. It was Ego. Love tried to convince ego to get onto the boat but ego didn't move. All other feelings asked love to leave ego and go with them but love didn't want to and it remained with ego. All the other feelings left alive and love died because of ego"

Later I began to think what exactly is this ego. I browsed wiki dictionary and I was astonished to see what I found!

  1. A person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance 
  2. The part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and the  unconscious and is responsible for the reality testing and a sense of personal identity 
  3. An overly high opinion of oneself 
  4. (in metaphysics) A conscious thinking subject 

It was as if the dictionary put four different options in front of me to choose from!! Choose whether you want ego to be your identity, your sense of self esteem and a conscious thinking object OR your sense of self-importance (disregarding everything else) and an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others!

How many people have we hurt and how many relationships have we left behind because of the choice we made? Life is too short. Let's say sorry (if your ego stopped you from saying it), let's say how much we missed them, let's hug and send wishes and let's give it up once to love forever!
Via Sunkissed

P.S If you are one of my estranged friends and haven't heard from me yet.. trust me, I (surely) might have thought of getting back with you but probably didn't feel the need. It could be because of you or the things you did. Absolutely no hard feelings whatsoever! U simply didn't make it to my list :)

1 comment:

  1. Shru, I'm still on the list ri8? :P

    But according to me there still exists that thin line between ego n self esteem and once u know that border,life is still short but sweet too :)