The Buddha taught that a truly meaningful life is found at the center of things, on the middle path. It is usually in the highs and lows that suffering prevails. Keeping Ego in check and understanding how it emerges to influence a situation is a highly beneficial awareness that will yield powerful results and increased joy. Ego does serve a purpose in helping us live confident and effective lives. Only when we have too much or too little do we suffer. When we tame Ego, we find true happiness.