Maybe There’s A Reason “I” Is Always Capitalized

“Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul.”

— Henry Van Dyke, The Prison and the Angel

The next time you write a blog entry or type a Facebook status update, before you post, do a search for the capital letter “I” (use quotes).

Do you see quite a few?

That’s a clue as to how much you think about yourself.

If you’re really going to make a difference in this world, ask yourself how many times you write “I”, say “I”, and think “I”. The more we concern ourselves with “I”, the less we’re concerned about “We”

Don’t get me wrong. We all need to think about ourselves from time to time. Occasionally, we need to boast. Healthy self-esteem is very important.

But maybe, every day, we can care about ourselves just a little bit less and care a little bit more about our family, our neighbors, and even the strangers in this world.

Maybe there’s a reason that “I” is always capitalized.

It’s an easy way to see how much we care.

Yesterday’s gift of time … A quick brainstorm on sparked.com to help name a children’s garden … Also, drove my son to martial arts practice. 

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About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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