…and he was forced to see — if only for a second — that he was a cheater that things got really bad. He insisted on denying it despite all the evidence. He insisted on ruining other people’s lives. We’re so afraid to lose our own esteem or, God forbid…
Of course he did. Cheaters cheat. Liars lie. They usually go hand in hand. Cheating isn’t an epic mistake, it’s a choice and usually a repeat choice.
I agree that ego is one of our biggest hurdles, but not sure he’s a good example because it creates a causation between ego and cheating. Not all people with big egos are cheaters.
Really, really good book about ego is Jill Bolte Taylor’s book, My Stroke of Insight.