Now, I don’t want you to just read this article, I want you to read it and absorb what I am trying to pass on you.
The Internet is a place where everyone given a little bit of attention, thinks he’s on top of the world. The Internet can really make you feel like you’re on top of the world and it does. On the other hand, the Internet can make you feel like you are a piece of trash and that you don’t belong even though you clearly belong. You definitely 100% belong.
So let’s start by stating the obvious. The Internet is a virtual place. With just a click, you can be anywhere in the world. Or you can also be anyone in the world you would like to be. You can be anyone and anything you choose to be. But remember, that’s only in the virtual world. In reality, you will find yourself in your bed with bulging eyes in front of a screen. That’s scary right?
What in fact interesting is, that people who use the Internet are being called Users. Not people; Users. We’re 0s and 1s. That should’ve rang a bell by now.
Since the Internet is NOT the real world, but a virtual one, the top way to communicate with each other virtual selves (friends; whatever), is by typing words. Words like the ones we use in the real world where people communicate with spoken words. You see there is a big difference between the written words and the spoken words.
Words are so powerful, and the Internet is full of people that don’t know how to use them. The impeccable use of strong and influential, with great potent, words makes a good novel readable and a good article worth to read.
Users are trying to walk the talk and they fail. People with no education, using the Internet and since the virtual world is a CHAOS, everyone co-exist in this one big of a mess. People with PhDs and people with no education at all, exchange opinions through the Internet, something where in real life that would be unacceptable. UNHEARD RIGHT?
That’s why Users are hating on everyone. Online bullying is a really serious problem. If you’re fat you have to look thin. If you’re ugly you have to look beautiful. If you’re uneducated you have to look educated. If you haven’t been to a place, you have to show that you have been to that place. And all this because of the new Internet (virtual world’s) standards. This online bullying to people that choose to live their virtual life as their real one HAS to stop.
Why on earth would someone go to Lena’s Instagram and hate on her body when she’s a brilliant artist, and a refulgent person? She is one of them users that chose to be exactly the same in their virtual and real life. Why would you best prefer, for Lena, to post pictures of her-not-real self? She is what she is, and that’s what she’s showing. The REAL her. Just because you don’t project your real self on the Internet that doesn’t mean you have to hate on someone for choosing the right way.
Of course Lena Dunham is an example, users hating on everyone just because they can. But WORDS guys, words are so strong you have no idea.
Now, something bad has happened or trying to be happen: Nowadays, since the Internet is a basic way of life, we try to merge the virtual world with the real world. THATS UNHEARD. That’s something that is really out of this world but we try to make it real and of course we fail every single time. You can’t merge your USER life with your REAL life. It’s like playing with Sims; that’s not you, if you know what i mean.
That’s a basic reason why this merge of VIRTUAL and REAL world CANNOT HAPPEN: Users are waiting for other users to like their updates online. It’s a way to feel accepted in the virtual world. It’s like talking to someone and say a good word to them, but no, in the real world you wouldn’t talk nice to them, but of course you would like their picture on the Internet.
If you want to make an impact and act like your virtual self emerges to the real one then you would know what a “like” means and you shall not “like” something you don’t like.
Being popular on the internet gives you advantages only if the impact of your virtual self engages to your real self.
If what you have created over the years, being a user, is not what you really are in your life, big disappointments are coming for you. No no, don’t be scared. The disappointments are coming for you in your real world, and it won’t affect your User life.
It’s time for you to start having a real life. It’s time you stop co-existing with a virtual self. If you’re too engaged to the virtual world that’s not a problem. There’s always time, and friends, real friends, that can make you feel REAL.
A USER is not what you really are, stop acting like one.
I am closing this article with a quote from a really genius person that, for me, says it all
“Everything is so amazing and nobody is happy” – Louis C.K