Dear husband, do not let your ego blind you to your insensitivity

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Deolu Akinyemi

Once upon a time, there was a proud lion who roamed the savannah with an air of superiority. He was known throughout the land as the king of the jungle, and his powerful roar struck fear into the hearts of all who heard it.

One day, the lion came upon a group of animals who were gathered around a small pond, trying to get a drink of water. The lion, feeling thirsty himself, approached the pond and began to drink. But as he bent down to take a sip, he saw his reflection in the water and was struck by how handsome and powerful he looked.

“Who is the mightiest of them all?” the lion thought to himself. “It must be me!”

As he stared at his reflection, the lion began to feel a sense of pride and superiority. He began to strut around the pond, showing off his strength and prowess to the other animals who were watching.

But as he continued to preen and posture, he failed to notice the danger lurking nearby. A group of hunters had set a trap for the lion, hoping to catch him and sell him to a travelling circus. Despite the warnings of the other animals, the lion’s ego blinded him to the danger. He continued to show off, convinced that he was invincible and untouchable.

In the end, the hunters were successful, and the lion was captured and taken away from his natural habitat. He spent the rest of his days performing tricks and entertaining crowds, a shadow of his former self.

Ego can lead us to ignore warnings and put ourselves in harm’s way. Pride can blind us to the truth and cause us to make foolish decisions, leading to consequences that we may regret for a long time to come. It is important to listen to the advice of others and to approach life with humility and a willingness to learn from our mistakes.

Every human and both sexes have egos, but there is something extra about the male ego. The male ego is a complex psychological phenomenon that is influenced by a variety of factors, including biological, social, and cultural factors. At its core, the male ego can be understood as a sense of self-importance, often driven by a need for recognition, power, and status.

Research suggests that the male ego may be linked to testosterone, a hormone that is typically higher in men than in women. Testosterone has been shown to play a role in promoting competitiveness and dominance, which can contribute to a heightened sense of self-importance and a need for social status.

However, the male ego is not solely determined by biology. Social and cultural factors, such as upbringing, societal expectations, and media representations of masculinity, can also contribute to the development of the male ego.

Pause and really look around you, forget yourself long enough to ask yourself-  If your wife was as accomplished as you are, would she take half the nonsense you are giving? Imagine a time is coming when she will be as accomplished or better. Learn to manage your ego, it’s urgent.

In the next edition of this, I’ll be sharing how to manage your ego.

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Kind Regards,

Adeolu Akinyemi.

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