The ego is your conscious mind, or conscious identity. It is symbolized in dreams by the person of the dreamer or the vehicle that the dreamer is in. By analyzing your dreams you learn more about your conscious attitudes towards your deeper self (the unconscious) and outer life.
Dreams of oppression and protesting often symbolize the need to address egocentricity so as to provide greater expression to the soul.
Some risks make sense; they are fairly safe, reasonable, or logical. But other risks are gambles we are asked to make for God. They may seem irrational, illogical. But they come from somewhere inside us, our soul, our heart, our intuition. These are irrational risks and they are often the most magical and meaningful.
In order to grow as people, we must learn to harness our emotions, contemplate them, learn from them, express them appropriately, and let them transform us.
The vision and mission of the Sixties is still with us, still remains to be achieved. The work is less glamorous now. Now the battle is in the trenches as every individual is called to bring peace and justice to their own life and soul.