Actually, my current problem with the internet seems to be that I'm becoming just as inept online as I am in real life. I was never that good online, but recently when I look and see no one is online to talk to (which is most of the time) I get this rising sense of panic that I will never be able to connect with anyone and I will always be alone, even online. And I feel so hopeless. I'm sure the internet is supposed to help and not give me panicky feelings of despair.
Hmm...this turned into a mini rant of hopelessness or something. The whole thing is bothering me more than I thought it was.
Big yes! Like others have said, it's good to know I'm not alone, and not quite such a weirdo. In fact, I've generally had a real surge in energy since reading up on all sorts of problems I used to think were just too weird to ever admit to. But now I'm generally okay with it all. Dammit, I'm almost proud to be emetophobic!
The internet also happens to play a large part in my main (almost only) interest and career in general, so it gives me plenty to take my mind off those other things. Tim Berners-Lee, I salute you!
Post by NoPillsGonnaCure on Dec 7, 2015 23:38:21 GMT -5
I agree with everyone who says that the internet helps, not necessarily with shyness, but helps your feel better about your self, and helps you feel not as alone. That gives you hope and strength to keep going. For myself, the internet gives me a voice. I can't talk, but I can write!