Why should the first person pronoun 'I' always be capitalized?
I'd like to understand the phenomen, why writer's person is so important in English, that i can't write 'I' intentionally lower-cased. I don't like to emphasise myself, writing 'I' makes me more important, i think, i prefer to write 'You' as capitalized.
In German to address formally i could use 'Sie', but myself is still 'ich'. So in Russian 'Вы' and 'я' or in Estonian 'Te' and 'ma' and in other languages i know. AFAIK, formal address in English has still 'You' too, but 'I' is always 'I'.
There is so many people who write their names intentionally lower-cased, but 'i' is still 'I'. When i write to some moderated or edited site, my 'i'-s are still growing all the way up. Why?