When we feel the need to have self-importance we’ve given up on the spiritual life. Self-importance is usually about two things; money and power.
What drives self-importance is status, prestige, power and authority, together with an oversized ego brought about through other people’s lust for power and their sense of entitlement, which may then spill over into narcissistic tendencies. When it comes to politics, most political views are governed by self-interest, even if those responsible aren’t always consciously aware.
Self-interest if allowed to continue becomes self-importance. People with narcissistic tendencies, think they can bend the rules and abuse the system, they continue to put their opinions at the top of their own agendas. They see what they’re saying as ‘right.’ Self-interest divides the public on many issues.
What we do should not be about self-importance. We’re here on this plane to put other people’s interests first, above our own. We must all be selfless. We must take own opinions out and do what’s in the people’s best interest, not our own.