Thursday, June 05, 2008

Net vs. Life: Two personas?

Sometimes, I, too, succumb to the two personalities thing like millions of others in cyber-space. Well, you know what I am talking about. It is not about "www.secondlife.com" where you can actually be yourself in an avatar of your own choice; nor am I talking about taking a different name and chatting; I am talking about projecting a completely different persona with habits and mannerisms totally alien to your actual self.

Let me give you an example: in real life, I am too fatherly to even think of romancing a mid-teenager; yet, on the net, I flirt with teenagers with panache and a joy that is hard to conjure up in real life. Projecting one's age, sex or location are passe and perhaps meant for teenagers who want to protect their privacy. With older people like me, it is more of keeping one's mental propensities and inclinations private. although this blog is a medium for me to declare public all my private and real weaknesses, I still have many secrets that I probably will NEVER disclose - not even anonymously, let alone in my easily identifiable blogs.

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