real-life me < online me?
I've always had a feeling that the curiousity about trying out a new identity (or identities) might be closely connected to the feeling of self-worth and ultimately, self-love. I never really theorized about this much, however, until yesterday, after watching some Internet psychologist talk about this. So - is it true, do we really create these virtual identities of ourselves because we think that our real-life manifestation is, pardon, simply too crappy?
Well, ok, so there may be a "doh" reflex coming straight out of your mouth. But really, spend some time thinking about these questions...
Given a chance to save a life, would you save that of your virtual self or your physical-world self?
If you had won the lottery (say, 21 billion jackpot), would you prefer receiving it online or in real-life? Where would you enjoy spending it the most?
In your death, would you believe a eulogy about you to be better in the real or the virtual realm?