Only on our deathbed, and only when we give up on living, we realize that everything we did was to comply with the imperatives of our ego.
Call it work, family, your children, reputation or social status.
It’s the script encoded in our DNA and that’s the script we follow blindly till the day we die.
We are fortunate to have that bit of conscience that allows us to acknowledge this a few minutes before we pass away.
No other animal has that privilege.