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Internet Friends
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last post: Jun 19, 2020
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Internet Friends

1 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-24 05:07
Are they real friends, can people who are closed off from others still have meaningful relationships with people online? The world may never know!
But seriously, it's a talk I don't have often but I feel very strongly about. From since I was an early teenager onward all of my real meaningful friendships have been with people I've never seen face to face, and I don't know if that's a good thing for me or not. I know that it's kept me from being totally isolated and has really given me an outlet, but friendships online seem so volatile and easy to fuck up. I've fucked up several friendships over stupid shit just because all we can really use to communicate with is purely words, so they can mean a lot.
I think online friendship has the potential to be more meaningful than many offline ones since you can really be yourself and many of the social queues are gone, letting you be more open and frank, as well as have long conversations without having to do anything but read and write what you think.
The other end of the sword is that you can feel really disconnected and isolated because you don't have any offline friends, or good ones at least. I fall into that category very often, and it really hurts. My dream really is to get my own place and meet my best friends face to face, because without doing that I feel like they might disappear and I'll be forever lonely and isolated.
I don't know what I can really say more. What do you anons think about it?

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