I was at a basketball game recently when I had a conversation with the two-year-old granddaughter of some friends. Or at least I tried to have a conversation with her. The discussion was very one-sided.
The little girl had evidently just celebrated her second birthday, and she was very excited about the prospect of being two. She wanted everyone to know how old she was, so she went around to people seated in our section, saying, “I’s two! I’s two!”
When she made her proclamation to me, I tried to expand the conversation. “What’s your name?” I asked. “I’s two!” was her response. Even when I informed her that I was 59, it didn’t faze her. “I’s two!” she said over and over. It was all about her.
It’s kind of cute when a two-year-old is focused only on herself.
Not so much with older people.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”—Philippians 2:3-4.