Hoping you’re well, awake and full of life – I certainly am, although that probably has something to do with the two coffees I’ve already drank, and it’s only 06:40… Oops!
I was thinking this morning about different worlds. Not worlds as in science; that’s beyond my intellectual ability at the moment [and likely always will be]. No, I mean worlds as in the worlds in which we live our lives.
Let me explain…
You know when you have those two friends, or groups of friends, who you’re equally close to, but who should nevr mix or meet one another under any circumstances whatsoever? You know, those ones that make birthday party planning an absolute nightmare? Yeah, they’re the kind of worlds I’m talking about. Or, in a blogging example, there’s the blogging world, or the Bloggosphere, and then there’s the misleadingly titled Real world, deceiving as it implies that the Bloggosphere is in some way imaginary.
I was just thinking about how we divide ourselves up into these worlds, placing pieces of ourselves in each. why do we keep certain aspects of our lives separate from one another? Does that make us bad people? I don’t think so; it enables us to show different sides of ourselves to different types of people. some would say, especially as I’m an anonymous blogger, that I’m hiding away from reality, not taking responsibility for my words and ideas.
I respect this opinion, and can see why people would think that way, but personally, I disagree. Anonymous blogging allows me to build my confidence, by saying what I want to say without a fear of personal judgement, whilst allowing readers to read my posts with an open mind and no prejudices.
Still, I ask myself, would it not be better to live in one world, where everything is together, and there are no divides? Already, I just shook my head instinctively, because I know that it would not be better. Different worlds allow me to be myself, and although that doesn’t seem true, it is. Sure, I’m different with each group of people – different in each world. But I’m me, because no one has just one side. Everyone has multiple aspects to their personality, and it’s impossible to display these to everyone all the time. Frankly, people wouldn’t like it. by blogging and living in the Real World [excuse me whilst I vomit at that term], I can provide an output for all of my views, personality traits and characteristics.
This post probably makes very little sense; i’m not too sure. Do you know what I mean? are you the same, whether it be with friends or with blogging and the “real World”? Let me know – likeminded people will reassure me that I’m not alone here. Maybe you think it’s best to live in one world – I want to hear from you too!