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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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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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