The Bill Chill
The ‘I’ ChallengeJuly 15, 2015
Former President Jimmy Carter was asked recently what word he would eliminate from his vocabulary, if he could. His response? ‘I.’
Monk Kelsang Dorku:
“I and MY (represent) our self-cherishing ego (and) will lead to suffering.”
From the classic ’80’s film The Big Chill in the scene between Michael and Sam:
Michael: I don’t know anyone who could get through the day without two or three juicy rationalizations. They’re more important than sex.
Sam Weber: Ah, come on. Nothing’s more important than sex.
Michael: Oh yeah? Ever gone a week without a rationalization?
The Challenge: Can we go through a day without using the word, ‘I?’