People who have experienced ego death - why do you keep your money? in Meditation, Consciousness, Enlightenment, Spirituality Posted February 24, 2020 30 minutes ago, Serotoninluv said: The squirrels in my yard collect and hoard nuts. These squirrels are egoless. Why don't they give all their nuts to the squirrels in my neighbor's yard? I think that in their perspective, it is not in their best interest to give their nuts away, and outside mating season / reproduction they don't care about the well-being of other squirrels. But what is this "ego" that humans have and squirrels don't, in your opinion?