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Ego-holism Defined

Q: Just what is “ego-holism”? And, how does it differ from “egotism”?

Ego-holism:

  • The addiction to self.

  • More formally, it is “thinking too highly of ourselves, and thinking too little of our God, and then acting excessively upon those impulses.”

 

Egotism:

  • (Dictionary) egotism as “thinking or talking excessively about yourself, due to an undue sense of self-importance”

  • (Synonyms) “arrogance,” “conceit,” “pride,” “vanity” and “boastfulness”

 

However, ego-holism takes egotism one step further - or one step lower, actually —

 

Ego-holism? Egotism, plus . . .

  • Egotism addresses exclusively big ego problems (conceit, pride, vanity, boastfulness, etc.)

  • Ego-holism exposes both big and little ego problems

  • Little ego-holisms manifest themselves in such attributes as low or no esteem, insecurities and feelings of inadequacy

  • Therefore, ego-holism joins equally two seemingly opposite ego problems

  • Why? Because both big ego-holisms (arrogance and pride, for example) and little ego-holisms (low and no self-esteem) drain equally persons, organizations, events and activities of the vital energies needed to achieve better and greater results.

 

Blending Two Concepts

  • When the suffix “holism” or “holic” is added to a noun, it creates a word describing an addiction to that noun:

  1. “chocoholic,” i.e., a person addicted to chocolate, or

  2. “alcoholic,” one addicted to alcohol.

  • Therefore and just like chocoholic, ego-holism blends two separate, distinct concepts:

  1. “ego” or self, and

  2. “holism” or addiction, into a new single word/concept, ego-holism.

  • Additionally, egoholism brings together two models: big egos (egotism) and little egos.

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