Egos are something that we are either born with or nurtured. Regardless, the world could do so much better with lesser egos around. They have done more harm than good as far as people are concern, especially if it is among those of authority or influence. Often times, ego could be the thing that is stopping you from achieving success. Either going at a journey alone, without wanting to accept any help from others or wanting to win an argument or a discussion just because. Make it a habit, if you want to succeed in life, to make a mental note of when you are in an uncomfortable situation like the ones mentioned above to really break it down, if it was your ego that is in the real problem. If that is so, kill it quickly. Acknowledge it, apologise to the parties involved and move on.