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.
I: After looking at ‘me’, and loving the ‘me’ too much, humility comes into the picture, and ‘I’ comes into place. When something hits your mind and reminds you that the ‘me’ you love so much is a lowly, self-righteous, self-loving buffoon, you realize how despicable you really are. And from there, ‘I’ is born. I now believe that my deep rooted distaste with humanity springs from my own personal discomfort with myself. It is entirely reflected off of myself, and although I like to think I am different, I, my own person, is the reason I dislike any other person. Because the ‘me’ is brainwashed by ‘me’, that ‘me’ is top notch. The realization of the ‘me’ leads me to the admission of the ‘I’. ‘I’ is used linguistically when admitting to fault, or when an awareness occurs. I am now aware that I am what is wrong with the world. And I think that is a good thing to be aware of.
Winner: You. The winner is never Me or I. It will always be You.