The Importance of the word "I"

The word "I" is one of the shortest words in the English language; however, it carries the most meaning of all of our words. Think of the meaning behind it. It can be used to simply refer to oneself, sure, but it can also mean your TRUE self, the full compilation of all of the factors that make you up as a person.


The complexity of the word "I" suggests it is the MOST important word in our culture, and possibly all humans in existence. Do we ever really use it as a personal pronoun only?  Some examples: "I think," "I can," "I will."

"I think": This conveys the fact that "I" has conceived of something; that is, something new has been incorporated into "I." 

"I can": This says that "I" has the ability to do something; in other words, it is a possibility that some action can be incorporated into "I."

"I will": When a person says this, what it means is that the subject action has already been incorporated into "I," and will come into fruition at a future time.

 All personal pronouns referring to other people are really referring to the "I" as it pertains to the subject.

Don't you love "I"? I sure do. (

Change.org
Politics & Current Affairs
  • The tongue-in-cheek petition, whose stated aim is to reduce the national debt, has been signed more than 8,600 times as of Tuesday.
  • Selling Montana, the fourth largest state in the country, would constitute the largest land deal since the Louisiana Purchase.
  • The national debt is often a source of concern for individuals, but the chances of the U.S. defaulting on its debts are relatively low — in part because the bulk of the national debt is owned by the American public.
Keep reading Show less

Study: Memories of music cannot be lost to Alzheimer's and dementia

The part of your brain responsible for ASMR catalogs music, and appears to be a stronghold against Alzheimer's and dementia.

The parts of the brain highlighted in red and yellow are thought to control your sense of attention and memory. (image c/o Brain Network Lab)
popular

Some music inspires you to move your feet, some inspires you to get out there and change the world. In any case, and to move hurriedly on to the point of this article, it's fair to say that music moves people in special ways. 

Keep reading Show less

What makes someone gay? Science is trying to get it straight.

Evolutionarily speaking, being gay is still something of an enigma

Videos
  • Heterosexual people have been less interesting to scientists than gay people, in terms of where they come from, because, evolutionarily speaking, being gay doesn't lead to a higher "higher reproductive fitness" — meaning, it doesn't lead to more babies.
  • Across cultures, gay boys tend to be more interested in spending time with their mothers.
  • We still don't really know why gay people are attracted to each other.