I've noticed this for a while, and have been trying to divert the way I converse to sound a little less self centered and egotistic.
So, I've been trying to focus my attention on trying to give back instead of taking, taking, and taking. A friend of mine has been having personal problems for quite sometime now, and whenever I would see him during Toastmasters meetings, I would see him sulk in his dark little corner. Poor thing got me worried. Nothing is much worse then being in a room with a person who is radiating dark negative vibes all over the place.
Having wished someone would've done this to me while I was feeling down, I texted my friend and asked if he wanted to meet up. We met, talked, laughed, talked some more, and vented out those congested feelings. Giving him whatever advice I could give to help him through his struggles, we hugged good bye, and parted our separate ways.
This deed did not hit me until hours later. I had woken up that morning with the feeling to do something good, and had the urge to be there for a friend, and so I followed my impulses. Hours after we parted ways, that friend texted me with good news that could possibly make his life a whole lot easier.
It feels good to know that what you said or did made a difference in a persons life.
Approach someone today and make their day a bright and sunny one.