Saturday, May 11, 2013

Experiment with I/Me

How might we be different were the words "I and "Me" not a part of our language?

Consider conducting the following I/Me experiment (or, rather, experiment)

1. Pay attention to your usage of "I" and Me" in your conversation, self-talk, and in what you write. Rather than do anything differently, just notice. Perhaps take a breath when you realize the I/Me has entered the picture.

2. After you gain a larger sense of your use of "I" and "Me," see what it is like to limit your use of the words, whenever possible.

You may even find, from time to time, that the comment you were about to make was largely unnecessary and gratuitously offered in the first place.

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