Humility aside, speaking from the first person context is an excellent way to assert one’s individuality. It presents a none passive demeanor in which one states their understanding or passion matter of factly. The letter “I” is a word that represents you, your passion, your philosophies, and your intention without blending yourself into an oblivious blur of nothingness. I’m tempted to say speaking by using the word “I” to describe your intent is a masculine trait. God speaks in “I’. However, that may come off in the wrong way for some who may misconstrue that as sexist.
For example, Here is a statement. “I believe oxtail with rice, peas with a lot of gravy is the most delicious meal to have for lunch on a Tuesday afternoon.” The speaker is owning the comment with their passion and estimation. They are confident, and they exist in the present. He or she is the one who believes the meal is fantastic. And they are the one who enjoys it on Tuesday afternoons. She is not afraid to proclaim her individuality as set apart from everyone who disagrees.
ME, MYSELF & I
How about this other statement “Oxtail with rice, peas with a lot of gravy are the most delicious meal to have for lunch on a Tuesday afternoon.” Here, the speaker is absent. His or her passion and estimation are now general. their confidence is obscure. They exist in the passive as the one in a billion who may not enjoy the fantastic meal. He is not the one who enjoys it on Tuesday afternoons. He is afraid to proclaim his individuality as set apart from everyone else.
I believe it’s better to be the one who says, “I want to get to know that lady with the purple highlight in her hair,” than to be the one who says, “yo the lady with the purple highlight in her hair is kinda nice tho, any man will want to know her.” You reach out for what you want even if there is a chance that you may never get it.