As an addict cannot recover until they admit they have a problem and then choose to deliberately seek a cure,
An egoist who unconsciously projects all of their focus onto their external world, cannot learn or grow until accept what they have been doing for so long!
The etiology and the addictive brain chemistry causing both dependencies is the exact same!
One just happens to be more visible and judged, the other is supported by our culture.
Which form of addiction is more pernicious?