Perhaps you need to read more on Freud and throw in Maslow, Fromm, Horney, ect, they all speak of ego inflation.<quoted text>
You merely choose to ignore distinctions that have been made here. According to your position, I should have the right to drive in the left lane of a two lane road if I so desire despite the fact that there is a good possibility of causing a car wreck while doing so.
Your reference to Freud here reveals ignorance: Freud's use of the term ego has nothing to do with having an inflated opinion of oneself.
I am not arguing that driving in ways that are not safe is unreasonable.
You can create a society based on fear of punishment or based on a deep regard for life.
If you chose punishment you need watchers if you respect life and therefore the safety of others and oneself the self is always there watching itself.
It is a shame we prefer fear for control.
This is authoritarian thinking. You can check out those same folks above on this one.