posted on Nov, 20 2011 @ 10:30 PM
Yes it's true.
I'm an ATS addict.
I'll never forget that toe-curling sensation when I got my first star and flag, and I've tried everything to recapture that rush.
But after the first couple of months I just didn't always have it in me, and I had to settle for the Off-Topics.
Now I've become more fond of the Off-Topics that the original ATS itself.
First I was a weekend warrior, and I thought I could leave it any time I wanted to.
But then I got an Applause, and it was like phwoar - I want more of this!
Yet ATS is a cruel master. Sometimes one takes a risk and thinks this is bad - and then people like it.
At other times one is simply honest, and suddenly one is "disruptive".
But mostly it is a bridge over troubled waters.
I guess it's the sense of connection from my little spot in the paradigm of meaning to so many others.
I admit that for myself it is still better to live with it than without it.
What is the alternative?
To sit around in expensive bars with the same boring conversations?
To expose myself on bland social media sites?
No thank you to the media prohibitionists.
Looking on the positive side of things, using ATS has facilitated much real life conversation, and has kept me from more dangerous situations.
Quit if you like, but I'm happy.