So before T-Nation, I never really participated in chat rooms and forums. After googling new weight training routines a few years ago, this site popped up. I read some sweet articles and liked the idea of a discussion forum with like minded people.
Along the way, I decided it is more fun to fuck around with people who take this shit seriously. Especially the get a life forum.
Now I have a semi serious question.
For those of you who do try to build friendships online, hide from the real world and look for social status in a forum, why?
Are you rejects in real life?
Are you just so sensitive that anything contradicting your opinion hurts your feelings and you react out of sorrow?
Do you not have real friends to develop meaningful relationships with and look to avatars and bs instead?
I am not expecting much participation but it is worth a shot to satisfy my curiosity.
What do you do professionally?
Highest level of education?
Do you really have friends?
Have you traditionally been an outcast?
What about you makes it appealing to develop respect with faceless strangers online?
Are you secluded in small towns and lonely?
I really am curious. All the cliched internet nerd jokes are hilarious in comparison to participating in a chat forum.
Granted, some people are really here to discuss body building and some passing time, but the rest of you, you know who you are, what is it?