Just have to say... I LOVE the internet.
Sure, when I post on various sites and join chatrooms, I get called names and ridiculed by nearly everyone I dare to say two words to.... but hey,
I always wondered why the same thing doesn't really happen to me in real life anymore... I mean, I got bullied in elementary and middle school, even
jumped when I went to a certain ghetto magnet school. But, since I started going to high school, people have been backing off. Not giving me as much
Because I'm SCARY now.
Spikes, chains, a fascination with weapons, scary make-up, and the attitude of an ill-tempered teenage rebel enraged with the world to match. Now I
give scary looks to people, veering them away. Now I'm the one they worry about. If somebody provokes me, they'll know it... and they won't do it a
Not only that, but I'm more respected by my family now. My family, the redneck cult-like mafia of southern gun owners. Such a twisted sense of
loyalty it takes to match with them. I don't entirely fit the mold, but I'm good enough.
I have friends now... and even some that I like. Hahaha!
No one attacks or provokes me purposely anymore... it almost never happens now, though when I was younger (and before I was such a gothish punk), it
was a routine thing.
Still, it happens a lot on the internet. People will say the worst things they can think of to me. And it hurts, hurts like a shotgun slug to the
stomach. So, what do I do? I retaliate. Ten fold. Even if I'm arguing with five people at once, getting "cyber jumped." I never give in.
Then, it hit me.
I know why everyone on the internet is quick to insult me, but no one will do it face to face anymore.
They're scared of me.
Any worthless loser can sit behind a computer screen and type up some nonsense.
And listen everyone, the same goes for you. If you're a victim of being "cyber bullied" or whatever, know this; they wouldn't say, think, or do
the same thing if they happened to be arguing with you face to face.
of them would.
Even ATS is guilty of this.
Don't get me wrong, this is my favorite website in the world... but I guarantee that ALL of you have said something on ATS to someone that you would
NEVER say in real life. At least once. A lot more if you're a troll, though.
But... trolls don't count as people.
The internet allows us to detach from reality, and, since we aren't seeing, hearing, or touching another person, its hard for our minds to register
that we're actually talking
to other people.
So, as a result, its easier to argue with them and call them names. Its easier to degrade, demean, condemn, and insult them if you find yourself in a
heated argument without feeling badly.
I fight with people on facebook a LOT.
When do I fight with people face to face?
Nowadays... almost never.
The internet is tricky.
It allows us to make friends across the world, share information, play games, share our stories, and give or research information.
It also gives us a gateway to insult and hurt other people without the burden of conscience stopping us... driving a lot of people around my age to
Eh... whatever. That's my rant.