Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Me Don't Get It

                                   Gordon Studer
Continuing its slow, daily slide into the muck of popular culture, today's Wall Street Journal contains an article asserting that the more someone uses the pronoun "I" in conversation, the lower their status. It turns out that one tiny word signifies a lack of self-esteem on the part of the speaker, combined with a feeling of powerlessness and subordination to the listener. If you find this interesting--and who would--you can read an entire book on the subject, aptly entitled, "The Secret Life of Pronouns." In an odd twist, studies have also proven that those who avoid saying "I" are generally more dishonest, since avoiding the first-person is "distancing."

Now me confused. I'm not sure what to say.

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