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“The greatest intoxication is that of the ego. The worst madness is that of anger. The person who is free from arrogance and anger finds goodness and beauty wherever she goes! When we think we know everything, we lose the battle of life”. Elucidate.

Topic : Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections.

6. “The greatest intoxication is that of the ego. The worst madness is that of anger. The person who is free from arrogance and anger finds goodness and beauty wherever she goes! When we think we know everything, we lose the battle of life”. Elucidate. (250 words)

Reference: Quote based question

Why the question:

The question talks about the evils of qualities like ego, anger and arrogance and their ill effect on one’s life.

Key Demand of the question:

Elaborate upon the statement in question, discuss each quality and bring out the ill effect it can bring in one’s life and suggest what needs to be done to overcome effects of such qualities in one’s life.

Directive:

Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

In the beginning of the answer, briefly define ego and explain its characteristics.

Body:

Ego is a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance. Someone’s ego is their sense of their own worth. If someone has a large ego, they think they are very important and valuable. In recent times, people feel superiority of caste, religions, nationality, culture, and gender and material wealth.

Discuss the factors that foster one’s ego, explain the consequences of ego.

Then move onto explain with examples, significance of not having ego or control on ego, one can here talk about various leaders, philosophers and their observations and practices related to conquering the evils of ego.

Explain why one should strive for knowledge and not stop in his/her life.

Conclusion:

Conclude with suggestions such as – Ego can be overcome by practicing self-restraint, Yoga and Meditation, appropriate socialization, parenting.

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