Scarcity represents a quality of the world that particularly appeals to ego: there is never enough. The body always has needs – for another breath, another meal, another nap, another kiss. Scarcity forces the body into competition with other bodies in order to ensure a sufficiency of resources for itself. It forces us to see our brothers and sisters as competitors, and thus reinforces separation. Related to lack, scarcity is the ego’s best argument for continued emphasis on its brutal logic of kill or be killed.