A recent LiveJournal Writer’s Block question asks LJers if they behave differently online than in real life. This is a very good, thought-provoking question.
I do indeed behave differently. Online, I get out and see stuff. In real life, I’m a hermit, hardly taking the car out of the driveway save for church, work, or grocery shopping. I have no life at all. I am definitely the disgusting sick freak your local troll warned you about.
I of course have my lack of disposable income to thank for this. This prompts me to a fresh session of soul-searching.
I am very proud of the strides I’ve taken financially in the face of a severe worldwide recession, having retired a predatory online payday loan caused by a predatory fee-based credit card, also paid off. Good riddance to both of those wallet vampires. I even managed to add a refurbished computer to my assets. Unfortunately, I did all this at the expense of any semblance of a social life. The only thing keeping me out of my mother’s basement is having neither a basement nor a living mother. I can’t think about my life without wanting to point a finger and jeer at it.
I want a life. I pray God helps me find one.