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    Futher explanation on self transformation and the
    the loss of ego/self in todays society. To me it
    seems quite difficult a task.

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    My knowledge of the ego comes from existentialism, where it is viewed almost as something outside of the self and thus not amenable to control by the self. However, I am aware that many view it in the Freudian sense as a part of the identity of the individual. In the latter case, psychologists often look to factors in an individuals' environment for clues to the development of the ego. It is from this angle that I think your problem is coming.
    <br><br>To my understanding, self-transformation can be considered as the process of the ego coming into being and maturing against the internal and external forces it is subjected to. According to this definition, the ego and the self are not exactly one and the same: the ego is part of the self, perhaps that part which may be most closely linked to the word "personality". In other words, the "self" is more than the ego.
    <br><br>By asking how society influences the ego, we are ...

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