Thursday, February 21, 2008

Virtual Intimacy

Thursday, February 21, 2008

There are people I know who prefer a world disguised in virtual intimacy. At breakneck speed, they can type the words I MISS U and send it through IM but never could they say it in person. It’s like in the online world, they can shed their insecurities and fear of being misunderstood or rejected - to their face. It gives them a judge-proof armor that emboldens them to take on identities they can never have in the real world. In the online world, it is easy to log of whenever they are cornered in an awkward situation. In the real world, they can neither log off nor appear "invisible" in just one click; faced with an unpleasant situation, avoiding or hiding is quite impossible.

Virtual intimacy appears to be devoid of complications.

There are those, however, who dare to take risks and are unafraid to make their lives more complicated. They find it inevitable to fuse the online with the offline world and to make the virtual into real. By spending time offline, they turn their online spark into a blazing relationship.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I never say "I MISS U" in person. Why would I do that, I am with the person? Hah!

Anonymous said...

Hi Angie, Ok, now I remember D. I'm happy for you. I know, I miss blogging too, but I'll e-mail you na lang why I'm taking hiatus. I'm still thinking where to start a new blog. Kung baga - I needed a new beginning. I think you'll understand.

Keep blogging. I love your deep thoughts. Sana, I'll see you when I get the chance to go there for a visit...kayni

Angeli said...

quibbling. try telling the person "I missED you", instead. :)

Angeli said...

Thanks again, Kayni.. I hope to hear from you soon.. :)

 
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