Egotism is believing that you know everything there is to know and anyone who believes something different is deluded.
Egotism is believing that certain experts or authorities are infallible and everything they say can be excepted as absolute truth, no questions.
Egotism is believing that your personal rights and desires are more important than the rights of others and society as a whole.
Egotism is believing that God should seek you out and convince you that He is real rather than you going to the trouble to seek Him out, and then saying that He doesn’t exist since He hasn’t taken the time to make Himself known to you.
We are all guilty of occasional egotism. It is only a problem when we let it dominate and control us.
Self-importance hurts us, limiting us to the narrow world of our likes and dislikes. We end up being bored to death with ourselfs and our world. We end up never satisfied.
– Pema Chodron