The root of all inauthentic manifestations of being-with-others is the attitude of self-concern
A major feature of self-concern is that by introverting all attention upon the projects of oneself alone, it tends to reduce the presence of others to that of mere objects
This we have an I-It situation in which we no longer genuinely encounter another person, but another thing.
[Self-concern is] composed of desirous attachment, aversion, and indifference [all] rooted in the underlying sense of the other as objectified, minimized, and subordinated to the far greater concern of I.
the actual reversal of the roles of self and other, so that one comes to consider oneself as "him" or "her," and others as "I."
the inner aim of thought is never fully realized until it ripens into vocal utterances through which others can have access to our personal experience
inner experience only achieves true completeness when it has been spoken
one must believe that private dilemmas are, if deeply examined, universal, and so, if expressed, have a human value beyond the private, and one must also believe in the vehicle for expressing them
there is a unified self and that the pronoun "I" is a word which should be given back to people, who need it, but deepened.
I write very personal poems but I hope that they will become the central theme to someone else's private life.
"the personal time that the body always needs to create its own foundation [...] the time that is needed to be able to narrate oneself"
—Pascal Gielen, Situational Aesthetics
Speaking in the first person singular, talking about the third person plural. Always saying I, meaning we.
...in turning the encounter into an essay, I had affirmed my capacity to think, judge, speak, decide, and maybe thereby to make myself.