Ego is just awareness of a boundary.
Nothing more, nothing less.
Even amoebas have “awareness of a boundary”.
However humans have toxic egos for the most part.
When a ego gets so snarled up, that one loses the ability to interact in a meaningful and useful manner with “others” (and that includes “the Other”), then that is the problem.
Humans tend to be so sick, that most “other species” don’t want to deal with us.
We are a young species is all. Not evil. Just young.
Kevin Pretty Bear