I've been thinking about the comments about the friends thing I posted in one of my previous blogs.
Do we blog because we're shy? I was talking to Levi last night and I told him that I thought that many of us in SL share many similarities. A lot of us ARE shy. A lot of us are loners in the "real" world. And we come into SL where it is, by nature, quite a social place. But as brave as most of us appear, or as outgoing, a lot of us brought our shy selves in here as well.
Levi never seems to believe me when I say that I spend a great deal of time at home by myself when he & Cen aren't online. I see some members of my loud and chatty group get almost shy when certain members send an IM. I read blogs where people say that they're lonely. And I get messages from people who seem to think that they're bothering me by IMing me or that they're shy around ME.
The question is - Why? Why do we come into this world and we get shy? It can't be like in the real world, where we might be too fat or have a huge nose and we're shy to talk. It can't be that we're embarrassed of our clothing or our voices or the fact that our hair constantly has an oil problem. Because in this world, we can have a beautiful or handsome appearance. We can have the hair of our dreams, the clothing we've always longed to wear, the body that only 6 hours a day with a personal trainer we could attain. How many times have you said "If only *this* was better about me, my whole life would be different." Didn't you come into SL and make it so? I know I did, and yet I am still shy.
Just something to think about. :)
One thing I do want to say is this - PLEASE for the love of Blingis! don't be scared to IM me or talk to me if you see me out and about. Chances are, I'm more shy of you than you are of me. :) But I do enjoy meeting people and trust me, I am not any more special than any of you. In fact, once you talk to me, you pretty much find out what a goober I really am within the first 5 minutes. If I do happen to be busy, I will still take the time to talk to you for a couple of minutes and then tell you that I need to get back to work.
I think Cen said it best last night:
CeNedra Rivera: it's a good thing I think you're a goof or we couldn't be friends LOL j/k