Writers have been kept in a false grammar tradition since 1474 and protocol has not allowed there to be any escape without the risk of being labeled as "ignorant".
There are plenty of "monkey-see-monkey do" creeds, "follow-the-leader" codes and myths still lingering around that we have submitted ourselves to being governed by without a single challenge....one reason is fear of wandering away from the "status quo".
WHY do we allow our freedom of carrying out our individuality to be stifled by that?? Hidden talent is OVERLOOKED at times because of "unacceptable behavior" This is where prejudice originates. This is also where to look for the next genius who may have the very cure we need!
We have been designed by OUR GREAT ARTISTIC CREATOR who has never apologized for fashioning us to differ in shape, size and appearance. HE has granted us a lifetime to impart essences of our beings in whiffs of expressions all over HIS earth.....as long as it is in HIS permitted perimeters! HE gave us a four letter word: LIVE!
Now for my point: I do not capitalize my i when i use it in sentences.....why? Because i refuse to follow an outdated tradition that is incorrect, just for the sake of appeasing what is the "accepted" linguistic standards. I FULLY realize the risk of being labeled and judged.
What has this to do with REAL ESTATE? We are in the service industry!!! We say we place our clients first - and promise them service for life! If we believe this... why aren't we capitalizing their pronouns?????? We call capitalizing our i's grammar? I call it "disservice" and believe it should be changed. It's UNPROFESSIONAL!!
I say it's TIME for GOOD ETHICS! It's time to examine some of these traditions we have carried out that are old ancient customs which no longer apply. If it's out of character, indecent, imposing, degrading, or any other factor that does not describe the message we desire to convey not only to our clients, but to our neighbors, family, and communities, it should go! REALTORS® pledge themselves to protect and promote the interests of their clients.
ALL IN FAVOR SAY i
History of why i's were capitalized: