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Life's Illusions

Updated on August 15, 2011
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The more time we spend living our life
Through thoughts that are flashed on a network
That we cannot see
Nor perceive
Establishing bonds of people we may never actually see

From Continents far flung

From places unknown

Languages and cultures vastly diverse

We share our knowledge

Our aspirations

Our fears

our triumphs

Our tribulations.

Real or unreal,

fleeting moments of what we feel

what we think

what we are!

Avatars, actual images of our persona,

Or some image of what we want to be!

We withdraw into a world

a silent safe world

that we see hear and learn

a myrad of subjects details facts

we could

and some of us actulalyd

live within our box


surrounded byour friends



on this and other social networks

we communicate



we never have to leave our own four walls.


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      Clive Fagan 6 years ago from South Africa

      great hub! I can empathise with you and Bucks here as I tend to live in both spaces (The Gym), home. I also love reading real books and of course work. But even work is gradually moving into the virtual space. Emails, teleconferencing, working some days from home.I can see where this one is going.

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      Rodney Fagan 6 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      That gives you the balance and the freeedom to express and socialise, which maintains the stability that is needed.

      In some cases it is a bit mor difficult for one to do this, as a lot of people have to rely on others to move them around from place to place , and even assist them from one room to another, due to disabilities. Their social contact is is different and there needs become more dependent on the techno world.

      I have several avenues which I use , my writting, my social pages, my photography, people watching and my family at night. so i am rounded, or so I like to thoink. I also read a lot, physical books, not kindles or ip[ods etc, reading to me is still real, pages turned!

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      Bucks here 6 years ago from South Africa

      If we remove these gods centered in our lives mostly digital, we would see the real people. I go to gym everyday and spend at least 2hrs there from the tread mill to the circuit, to the spa bath, then the cherry on the cake the sauna/steam bath. I meet the guys there and we know each other as from the gym, I have never been to their homes yet we like a real life addiction "the Gym" then after the cup of tea or coffee.

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      Rodney Fagan 6 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      @Bucks here,

      almost, almost. It is someting someone said or that I read, modern man is becoming more of an anti social man, due to the hype of what is defined and percieved as perfect/norm/ideal, therefore it is easier to adopt/adapt this Avatar of our selves.


      Yes we do enjoy our own solice, yet we do still need the the social connection, especially if this could be coupled with skype, with those counterparts that share your ideals, values and sense of humour.

      that way you can read the other persons non verbal communications as well.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Wow so true...but some how I enjoy it now being alone, I do wish I could meet more of my internet friends, as I have met a few, it seems so much more real. It is a way of connection with the outside world, as long as you are careful and realize no one is who they can seem to be. Hearing a voice is a big help for me...Love Ya :O) Hugs G-Ma

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      Bucks here 6 years ago from South Africa

      Virtuality....reminds me of "Matrix"