The Versus Series: Me vs. I
by Nic Olson
Me: Me and Paul, or Paul and I. There is a proper way to express self in a grammatical situation, just like there is a way to properly express self in life. The ‘Me’ that is referred to in any setting is often thought of as best, central, of great importance, which is why it feels more comfortable when in dialogue to be placed first (Me and Paul), because it is in the forefront of our own minds. Even the word ‘me’ is only ever used when referring to one’s self (you don’t talk about someone else and use the word ‘me’, you only use the word when talking about yourself), and is only ever used subjectively. ‘Me’ is held in high regard by any person. It is when a person begins to revere their own ‘me’ too much, because the person thinks that they are the only one worth being with, they need something to take them down a notch.