Sunday, July 26, 2009

Dostoevsky, Super Genius

“We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.”
Some people, indeed, many people create for themselves an on-line persona that is markedly different from their own. This may be because they think their personality is too mundane so they spice it up a little.

This is always a bad idea for a few reasons. First, it keeps you from developing as a person, as the on-line personality takes over. Second, when you finally meet someone, you are disappointed. My guess is the vast majority of e-harmony users understate their weight, overstate their intelligence, and don't mention that they still live with their mothers. Norman Bates' on-line profile would probably look pretty normal.

Then again, a few select people are exactly the same way in person as they are on-line. Those people are a gift. Above is a picture of a group of gifts. Especially the redhead in the middle.

Respectfully submitted,



mk said...

Um, sorry about my finger.

Captain Granitic said...

It takes one to know one. thank you for the gifts you offer daily, esp the days at show that helped my team immensely.

Erin Lang Norris said...

Well, for what it's worth, you are pretty close to your online character. Notice how I say pretty close...... ;)

Kris said...

I couldn't agree more - great to see you there. Sorry I had to cut out so early - hope you all had a blast!