I would like to take the perspectives on the Ego from Hellenism, Ontology and Freudianism
The Hellenic ideal was a triumph of individuality. I am very much supportive of the ideal of Epicurean Hedonism which affirms: happiness is the pursuit of pleasure and the avoidance of pain. Yes, pain cannot be avoided in the EGO but the EGO has the supreme will to triumph over pain. The Philosopher Nietzsche has developed the doctrine of the WILL TO POWER. From the Philosopher Heidegger we have the sacred concept for the EGO that is the presence of BEING. I would like to assert that the BEING is not a state but is always in the process of BEING that is being is processual. The EGO has to assert being with a YES in life. Being has to materialize the Philosophical concept of transcendence. Transcendence of BEING is to make the presence of meaning reside in a being as affirmation, negation, possession, satisfaction, ecstasy, dialogue and monologue. Instead of the transcendent structure being psychic, it is invested with the earthliness of being. I would say that the presence of being as a maker of meaning is DIONYSIAN-SATYRIC. The Dionysian is a concept that is borrowed from the Philosopher Nietzsche, that is from his theory of art and it encompasses, rhythm and music. Satyr is mythological beast, an attendant of God Dionysus and is characterized by drunkenness and orgiastic revelry. It is challenge for the EGO to sublimate the ID and subvert the rules and regulations of the SUPER EGO. The Assertion of the BEING as a maker of meaning is always one of the cathartic.