It is only an ego problem when someone else’s ego interferes with my own
Life is not a stagnant pond but a flowing river. That’s why you can’t step in the same river twice.
To realize that you must ‘go with the flow’ means that you must change with changing circumstances. Not to do so is to become stale, foul, putrid and smelly—just as some would describe that stagnant, motionless pond.