Onedismus (on-e-dis’-mus): Reproaching someone for being impious or ungrateful.
“I built a real-estate empire.” “I” is your favorite word. What about “We?” We never hear “We.” Is it because “We” don’t matter?
It is obvious–so obvious–that you could not have done it alone! Every once in awhile you acknowledge your children or your wife, but they’re just an extension of you!
If you want my vote, I need to hear you start saying “We” when you refer to “your” accomplishments. Show some gratitude around the circle of others who have supported you, advised you, guided you and made you a success–give US a place in the limelight. WE are tired of living in your shadow.
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.ed).