Should I / should we speak for others here? For ‘all of humanity?’
I have direct experience of what I think-feel. (Assuming I’m not just making things up or deluding myself.) If I speak from a first-person “I” point of view, there is a fair degree of certainty that I know of what I speak.
I have, at best, indirect experience of what others think-feel. (This might be different if I were an empath or psychotherapist.) So if I speak from a “we” pov, I’m speculating, taking my best guess. It often feels presumptuous to me.
Otoh, speaking as “I” narrows the focus to/towards just me, whereas “we” is more inclusive, widens the spotlight and encourages a sense of connection.
I or we?