Our ego develops some subtle and some not very subtle ways to deceive us into believing we are permanent and unchanging beings. Jobs, degrees, titles, promotions, even relationships can be used by our ego to convince us we are separate, permanent entities that have no need of others and no connection with them. The truth is that everything and everybody are interconnected and nobody lives forever. Coming to really understand and experience that truth begins the disassembly of the ego and the beginning of mature spirituality. We need to realize that it’s not all about us.