Anonymous giving is a tricky one. Yes, you may feel pride or not but the point of doing so is that now giving is no longer a social exercise.
The danger of criticizing giving to charity anonymously as being tagged as “bad for ego” is it becomes just an excuse to give nothing at all.
“When you desire to rid yourself of the ego – that’s your ego.”
This _could_ be used to support ego but if so, then that’s a case of doing it wrong.
“When you try and point out others’ ego – that’s your ego.”
That’s probably usually true. A lot of that depends on roles being played.
If it is teacher to student can it be done in an ego-free way? It can.
By it simply being “noticing a point of fact”.
That said, placing one’s self in the role of “teacher”, with or without consent CAN easily be an ego play.
But so is pointing out that it’s an ego play.