If you can’t measure it it doesn’t exist.
The world’s population is divided. A small part tries to get results through effort, and the large part is trying to sail on their innate abilities alone.
People in both parts have an ego. Ego is normal.
Ego can push you forward, or ego can hold you back.
This is exactly how it works in the two parts of the population.
The people who want to live through effort, learning, challenges use their ego to push them forward.
The other part… hell, they use their ego to get offended from criticism, to hide from challenges, and to make sure they maintain their self-image… whatever it may be.