It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we’re alive – to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
We are a prisoner of our own egos; always doing things so others think we are acceptable. In truthful retrospection, I want my loved ones to think I am smart and a good provider and a good father, brother, son, etc. and that is what seems to actually drive me instead of believing that they will love me no matter what I do. It is the same with regard to society. Always wanting to look good to neighbors as well as strangers. Kill the ego.