I saw this topic on another forum thread I belong too. I thought it was real interesting.
For me, it has been a tool for breaking me out of my depression. I'm no longer moody, crying, and tired all the time. I look forward to coming here, after I have logged online. Being online has also helped me to become brighter. Like I got a money lesson from Misha, just earlier this evening.
Therefore, I'm wondering how has it changed you?
I learned to do something on the computer and I also get to broadcast to the world I can't spell worth a damn!
I would say that this is ongoing process, rather than a set result. I think I am getting more open. Also, learning to deal with people.
I'm less naive.
I can take what I read at face value, but with just enough suspicion that I don't get burned when it turns out that I've been talking to an invented personality.
Plus, I'm much quicker at spotting the invented personalities.
After working 60 hour weeks for most of my life and then suddenly finding myself "retired", I found that I was really becoming depressed. Writing on the internet gives me a reason to stay "connected" to the world-even if it is the internet. I've met really good people and I feel a responsibility to be a good member of the writing community.
Responsibility, commitment and obligation help to keep one motivated. Plus learning about the ins and outs of internet writing has also kept me challenged.
Internet writing has made a big difference in the quality of my life.
it has made me want to be more social and interact more with others..
Internet communities have given me have much greater appreciation for real life interactions including interacting at church, with friends and relatives, dating real people, and interacting with daily acquaintances while running errands or whatever.
I was atypically trusting when I began dealing with others online because I assumed if I was real and honest and harmless, most others were too. It was a bad assumption. Online communities seem to attract mainly people who are incapable of real life interactions and are no healthier in dealing with others on the internet either.
The flip side of that is that it really built up my self esteem regarding my own flaws and defects... other people are so much meaner, creepier and crazier than I, that I feel almost giddy about just being plain old imperfect me. :p
I don't think it has changed me, but it has enabled me to get a lot of my chest that I haven't had the chance to do so before.
It lets me yell louder (reach more people).
Don't believe it's actually changed me, though....
Ever since being online I have learned that I can be anyone I want to be. Today I'm a 26 year old female, but tomorrow I'll be a 34 year old business man from Colorado. Next week I'll be an up and coming rock star.
I once was a man , now I'm my real self.
I use online to study different psychological characters.I like to study people. See what their reactions are to different stimulus.
I know sometimes I'm annoying to certain hubbers. Others respect me and like me.
I learn a lot about it.
and laugh a lot as well
I used to be Confident with Good self Esteem.
Then I went on line and....BAM!...fruit cakes!
I'm getting all my old journals out and converting them to them computer. I don't have to use spell check as much
That is another thing, I've become a better speller, since online.
It made me write more plus it exposed me to a lot more cultures, personalities and beliefs. I mean before I went online, I never actually met an atheist .
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