The ego provides illusions. Unless we are actively searching to identify these illusions, we will not notice them. Ego creates false needs, these false needs are illusions. The ego also creates misinterpretations of the actions of others based on the main false need to be validated. When we let go of the ego, we can find the illusions that have been hurting our growth. Once we find them, we can eliminate them. The first step to eliminating false needs is to stop believing the need is real. When we deny the need we reject the power that the need pretends to hold over us.