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  • Conquering The Ego In Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha

    Most humans are clueless about their true identity and what their goal in life is. We all go through many periods in our lives where we are interested in finding our true selves. However, knowing yourself can be a very difficult thing to accomplish because the ego can cloud our judgement of the self. When individuals conquer their own ego their true self is revealed. Only when this is done, can we reawaken ourselves and realize everything that was hindering us. Conquering the ego can sometimes be a long process in which we need to experience pain and emptiness. However, this pain and emptiness is not forever. Pain and emptiness can help us know our strengths and weaknesses. The ego, which it is said to reside in many parts of the brain can be very impulsive when it comes to the self. The ego can be very manipulative and it can create anxiety when it is not pleased. The ego can result in individuals being hindered by pride and massive amounts of knowledge. As a result, individuals can lose their true self. The self is the core of our being and it is something that we should all try to investigate within ourselves. Knowing our true self is important so we can live our lives in peace and harmony. The self is something that we develop through our own experience and not through teachings. In the book Siddhartha, it is seen how a young man named Siddhartha, deals with the spiritual journey of finding enlightenment. Siddhartha is a strong, handsome, intelligent man that is thirsty…

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  • Siddhartha Biography

    Hermann Hesse a German- Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. Born on July 2, 1877, in Calw, Württemberg, Germany to his mother, Marie and his father, Johannes. His parents were of European ancestry and did much of their missionary work in India. At a young age, he was expected to pursue a career in religion. But he was very interested in his poetry and literature. After finishing schooling in 1893, he found a bookstore, antique store and a clock tower factory. This is when he pursued his poetry.…

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