What does it actually mean to have an “ego”? What is an ego anyway? An ego according to Google is defined as a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance. It is also the part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious and is responsible for reality testing and a sense of personal identity, according to Google. Many will argue that having an ego is a really bad thing. I am going to disagree here. Society has said that having an ego is a bad thing. It is made out to be this horrible personality flaw. I think many people don’t have a healthy ego. We live in a world where people are spending so much money on plastic surgery, diet fads, makeup, and anything that will help that person change their looks. Now this could be a good or a bad thing. Many people do these things because they have low self-esteem. Bullying is rampant in schools. Children growing up with parents telling them they are not good enough. There needs to a healthy balance between good self-esteem and not feeling like you are the only important person in the world. We need to build and encourage others. We need to accept ourselves and not just see the superficial aspects of ourselves. We are beautiful souls that should be respected and treasured. I truly believe that when we focus on the superficial regarding ourselves, that is what we focus on when we look at another human being. This type of thinking needs to change. We need to focus on what is important. That is helping others and encouraging positive behavior. I am not advocating disregarding appearances. I am simply saying when we heal the inside of ourselves, the outside will follow. We are mirrors in this world. What we feel inside reflects on the outside.