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The Road
Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Date: 2004-01-10 07:31
Subject: Shields Up!
Security: Public
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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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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