In case you’ve forgotten? There are real people out there. People just as real as you are. And real people in the real world don’t act like assholes everywhere they go.
Okay, some do. But those people tend not to have very many friends, and also tend to be bitter and angry about that fact. I guess they can’t see that they’re assholes.
It’s pretty easy not to be an asshole. In fact, a lot of times you have to go out of your way to accomplish the state of assholeness. You have to really strive to put people off, especially when you’re dealing with them face to face. People are pretty willing to look for the good when they have a real person – even one with flaws – standing in front of them.
But on the internet? That just isn’t true.
Jan 24 2010