unassuming_guy

Nov 21, 2012

You don't know the people you are communicating with on here. Knowing people from a still photograph is mostly illusion. You don't really know who is attractive, who is friendly and well-liked in person, or not.

Mock away (because that's all most people on here are capable of doing), but you have no idea whether people actually are receptive "in real life" to people like, say, myself.

"It's a pleasure to meet you." I've been hearing that from people lately. Sure, they're people often in a professional capacity doing their job and trying to gain as many customers as possible. But I've been served by plenty of people who had no qualms being as gruff and unhelpful as possible.
Even the generally competent and helpful professionals don't usually feel (and I'm not talking about a waitress drawing a smiley face on my bill) the need to say more than "Thank you for your business. Is there anything else you'd like help with today?".

It was a pleasure to meet you.

 

And nobody called me a midget, nor do they usually laugh when I say I might like to try becoming a professional singer.

Nor do children usually run from me in fear or disgust.

So as coppercab says, fuck you, you don't know me. You don't know whether women find me attractive or not. Etc.

MsOtis

Nov 22, 2012

You're lucky when people who do know you, know you.

A song for you, My. Guy, this nippy Thanksgiving Day.

DiscoJer

Nov 22, 2012

I dunno, sometimes the internet can bring out the true person. They are free from any social norms or retribution for their behavior, and thus let their real person out. It's just as easy to be phony in real life as in online life, but fewer people bother to online, since they feel they have no reason to.

Anyway, for whatever reason, children tend to stare at me. I've never understood why, even in the days when I was reasonably attractive and would have strange women grope me it would happen. And it still does. Other people notice too, their mothers apologizing, and when I younger, my friends would point it out.

Not fear, just fascination. Weird though. I guess it's the same reason animals like me.

 

 

fineinthefire

Nov 22, 2012

dunno, sometimes the internet can bring out the true person. They are free from any social norms or retribution for their behavior, and thus let their real person out. It's just as easy to be phony in real life as in online life, but fewer people bother to online, since they feel they have no reason to.

This.

unassuming_guy

Nov 22, 2012

If animals and children like you you're probably ok. Their minds supposedly operate on alpha-waves, whatever that may be, giving them enhanced intuition, before socialization and school manage to drum the intuition out of them.

 

I dunno, sometimes the internet can bring out the true person. They are free from any social norms or retribution for their behavior, and thus let their real person out. It's just as easy to be phony in real life as in online life, but fewer people bother to online, since they feel they have no reason to.

But if you in fact are a genuine and honest person in your real-life, you don't require special conditions to bring out your true self. It's only the phonies that would require that. And most people who are phony are phony through and through. Rather than letting down their masks because they are online and there is no reason not to, they see being online as an opportunity to put up even phonier personas (which has been discussed repeatedly in terms of internet trolling), and they cannot resist that opportunity.

And these precise people, the phoniest, are the ones most quick to jump down others' online throats, making accusations and allegations about what kind of people they are based on usually nothing but the twisted imaginations of the phonies themselves, presuming to tell us that they "know" all about what kind of a lousy miserable lonely pervert we must be in-real-life. Accusing us of being pedophiles at every opportunity.

When in fact I would bet it's the actual pedophiles themselves most frequently flinging these false accusations at others who are innocent of the charges.

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