Ego operates on “I have to be right/I am right” principle. Intellect distinguishes between right and wrong.
Ego destroys natural resources because of greed. Intellect warns us about the imbalance in nature and urges us to protect the natural resources.
Ego wants revenge. Intellect warns us about the dangers of seeking revenge.
Ego is afraid of seeing help. Intellect understands that the importance of seeking help (sometimes).
Ego wants to work at the expense of physical and mental health. Intellect distinguishes between passion and obsession.
Unfortunately, the world is lead by people who are driven by ego.