Actually this one of the first things I learned as key to happiness!
Are you someone special? Am I special?
If you think deep enough, there is no one special. There is nothing special. But the mind has difficulty in accepting this. It wants itself to be special. It perceives the surrounding in that way. It wants to create that illusion that you are very special and you deserve whatever you like and so on. As I saw in this website about Kriya Yoga, The Ego (which is a product of mind) does not accept its ignorance. Hence it asserts aggressively that whatever it knows, is the final and the highest.
If you get trapped in that illusionary world of your mind then, you can’t really let go things and move forward in your life. Actually, everyone is susceptible to this mind trick. People who have tasted success many times, express this as their superiority complex and they turn out to be very bossy. And those who have faced bitter failures express this illusion of their mind as cravings for success and end up in jealousy.
The thing we need to realize is, nobody is special. Everyone is just the same and equal. This is hard to accept when we see people like Osama Bin Laden and Therasa. We cant say they both are same. Can we?
But the fact is there i absolutely no reason for you to feel special about yourself. And you don’t need to feel bad/inferior about yourself as well. This holds good for everyone. If we start seeing things and people like that in that level, we can definitely avoid any sort of emotional problems and ego issues easily!