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Shields Up! - The Road
Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Juan
Date: 2004-01-10 07:31
Subject: Shields Up!
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Music:The King's Highway - Bubba Ho-Tep Soundtrack
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Some people spend too much time building walls around themselves. Online, offline, social walls, emotional walls, as many as they can build. LJ's with all friends only entries, unlisted numbers, live behind gated communities. Those people also have social walls. They never accept invitations to go out to lunch with co-workers, or dinner with friends. They fill their lives with tons of trivial little 'too busy' errands that are more important than making social connections. They isolate themselves in as many ways at they can. Like Gollum, they end up in a cave with their 'precious'... whether that be 2 cats, the latest computer, or a mythical ring of invisibility. On the rare occassions they let people in they push them back out as soon as they can. Nobody can stay. Then the wonder why they feel so alone in life, why there is no emotional fulfillment. These people serve as a bad example to me. I don't want to be like them.
Joshua blow your horn, let the walls come tumbling down.
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Juan
User: mcclintock
Date: 2004-01-10 16:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
True, I just don't understand how you can't have an entry every now and then that doesn't need to be hidden. I mean the fact that it rained and traffic was crappy isn't going to hurt people or give a stalker clues. I can see if people spam your journal with no other way to block people to go all friends, I just wonder how many case that applies to. I just get frustrated sometimes. You reach out and hit walls.
Maybe it's just a pet peeve of mine, but if you post about wanting friends and want people to add you, and have no interests listed and no non-locked posts it just seems stupid to me.
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User: mercurious
Date: 2004-01-10 14:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
While I know this doesn't apply to me, it sort of pokes at me. There are people on LJ and off LJ but online that I just don't want seeing my journal. In fact, most people in general, I don't want seeing any of my life. For the most part, humans are stupid and lazy. I don't like that at all, so I avoid it since I can't change it. If people live in walls to the point that they really don't live much at all, that's sad. Otherwise, I say, let the vapid masses stay outside in their blissful ignorance.
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Juan
User: mcclintock
Date: 2004-01-10 16:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My point exactly. Some walls are ok, even necessary. Just some people isolate themselves so much they don't live at all. Humans need to be social, they need connections. It just frustrates me to reach out to somebody and hit walls.
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Nancy
User: nancytngirl
Date: 2004-01-10 14:54 (UTC)
Subject: Sometimes you have no choice
All of my family is online, so anywhere from my 65 year old religious mother, to my 10 year old neice could most likely find my journal if they wanted to. Not to mention 2 ex-boyfriends and both their wives now have LJ too.. and I knew they read my journal because I gave 2 of them LJ invitation codes back when we all got along... so having LJ friends only for me became a necessity. I don't like being friends only.. and I'm going to make a guess that most LJers rather not have to be friends only either. It is a lot harder to make friends that way. But sometimes you have to do what you have to do.
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Juan
User: mcclintock
Date: 2004-01-10 16:15 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Sometimes you have no choice
True, and I see that. It just when it becomes excessive online and offline I get frustrated trying to reach out to people and hitting walls when they are complaining about not having any friends.

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