Deifying the dei
Maybe this is what de-i-fying really means.
Removing the ‘I’s in expression and then re-evaluating what will remain expressed to get an non-“self adorned” measure of the value in the expression. If the sentiment and expression doesn’t fall apart, there may be some value in expressing it. It might even make it to aphorism of the day.
It’s so mathematically obvious.
PS: This is an opinion.