"There was a light house which is a very special place and that morning I wanted to see it for my self"
This was a line I heard in a TV show "How I Met Your Mother" and I was wondering what does this line mean especially this part "for my self".
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see something for myself
literally means you want to go and have a look at something instead of only seeing a photo or watching it on TV. By going and seeing it, one can get a feeling for the surroundings, atmosphere, and expanse of the location, and is also not limited by the narrow view of a photo or TV screen.
Other similar phrases are
see it in the flesh
see it live
go have a look ( for myself )