“I” and the ego
“We have come to feel ourselves as confronted with a world that doesn’t give a damn about us.”
Many different philosophies ponder the experience of “self” vs. “other”. Here, Alan Watts tries to explain that we are not the ego. For true enlightenment, we must separate ourselves from the ego, and unify ourselves with others. In this way, acting in the best interest of others can result in the best interest for ourselves.