Roger Harty: Ego

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I PURPOSEFULLY left this little word stand alone in its own right without adding or subtracting  to the title.

I suppose the underlying reason for this is to show how three simple letters can describe something (is it even a thing?) that can play such a powerful part in our lives.

A very important observation to make here is that I didn’t state if this power was constructive or destructive – in fact it can be both, but because our Ego is directly connected with our thinking mind, I would suggest that it should be used with great awareness and caution as our thoughts on any given matter can very often lead us on a path to destruction.

The main driving force of Ego is thought. Thoughts can be dangerous and they are subject to change. Please keep that in mind.

1      Mankind (The Catholic Church in particular) once thought that the world was flat – it isn’t, it is round. Anyone who disagreed with those thoughts initially faced serious consequences at the time – Ask Galileo!

2      Man  once believed that ships could only be made out of wood (wood floats) but it was later discovered that ships sail based on the laws of displacement not on flotation and as a result many of our best modern ships are constructed from steel.

3      There are people and countries in our world right now who believe that other human beings, be they of a different nationality, colour or religion are somehow inferior and deserve unjust treatment.

All I am saying is that the above three examples are ones of the collective ego of mankind (Be it groups or countries). They are all based on human thoughts which in turn form beliefs, then opinions and have the potential to be at their most destructive when they get passed into law. As they are beliefs they are subject to possible change of belief – look at example 1 and 2.

Example 3 is a very dangerous road to go down – very dangerous indeed.

We have seen these type of Nationalistic beliefs raise their ugly heads again in recent times with Brexit, the American elections especially with the Trump professions (Mexican walls etc) and furthermore with the upcoming French and Austrian and Italian elections.

Love for ourselves and for our fellow human beings that live on our planet is a far more powerful force than hatred and segregation. This love should be fostered and encouraged.

Yes, I will admit it is easy for this article to become controversial and foster argument of all types (how far down the rabbit hole do you want to go) but yet I feel it needs to be said.

The solution I believe is one where we live in a world where we are less opinionated (less judgemental) of each other and put our efforts into learning to live and work together in harmony.

This in turn will engender a world of ‘less Ego’ and that can only be a good thing.

The essence of this article is peace and goodwill. It is the season of goodwill, isn’t it? Peace and goodwill can only be achieved when we can all cohabitate and co-operate. Yes we can dream about such a world but it is also necessary to speak out when one sees the world being pulled in a different direction.

I’m going to leave you with a verse from the song ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon.

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people

Sharing all the world…

One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    I disagree with “Roger Harty: Ego”


    Mankind (The Catholic Church in particular) once thought that the world was flat – it isn’t, it is round. Anyone who disagreed with those thoughts initially faced serious consequences at the time – Ask Galileo!

    Does The Bible Say The Earth Is Flat? Did The Catholic Church Teach The Earth Is Flat?

    Indeed, Georges Lemaitre a Belgian Roman Catholic priest, (born July 17, 1894, Charleroi, Belgium—died June 20, 1966, Leuven), Belgian astronomer and cosmologist who formulated the modern big-bang theory, which holds that the universe began in a cataclysmic explosion of a small, primeval “super-atom.”:

    Also concerning Nationalistic beliefs:

    Ireland was nationalistic. Ireland had a distinct Irish race, culture and nation. A nation of uniquely native Irish people which survived despite the numerous invasions, plantations and colonialism which lasted hundreds of years. However, within my lifetime and I am not that old! this has changed.
    Census of Population 2016 – Profile 7 Migration and Diversity:

    In fact, 88% of DNA in Ireland traces to ancestors who arrived in the Mesolithic period:

    So, Ireland with its own genetic distinct race of native people did survive against the odds until now. I feel our ancestors tribal beliefs in their own clan / race / national identity and existence assisted in the preservation of an Irish Ireland.

    But, Ireland is becoming multicultural / non Irish in race, just like Europe and like the rest of the Western world because of people like Roger Harty and his dangerous new views which does not exist in Africa, India or Asia!
    Ireland has adopted the white privilege, white guilt and white suicide pact.
    But, since when was Irish people regarded as white for privilege after all were not the Irish not once the blacks of Europe?:

    Irish, Italian, Polish, Greek, & Hungarians “Became” White For Privilege:

    The Suicide of Europe:

    The cost of open borders: Sweden (Big trouble, little Europe):

    Harty you live up to your name: Of Irish origin, and is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic “O’hA(tha)rtaight”, meaning “descendant of Faghartach”, from the prefix “O”, meaning “grandson or male descendant of”, and “Faghartach”, a byname for “a noisy person”.

    Once again, all I read from Roger Harty is not based upon the hard facts of life. But, millennial political correct nosiness.