Saturday, December 12, 2009

Home is Where the Internet Is

It just hit me. I like people on the Internet more than I like people in real life. Not always, but generally.

For one thing, the Internet people with whom I interact are smarter...much smarter...than most of the real people I deal with regularly. For another, they have tastes similar to mine. They tend to have deep love affairs with food and they tend to enjoy spicy food, though not always. And they like books. And words in general. There seems to be a greater number of poets and writers and READERS amongst Internet people than real people.

Internet people in my Internet life tend to be dramatically more progressive/liberal than real people. Especially more so than real people in Texas.

For years, I've been mulling over where to move in retirement, or in preparation for retirement. You know, a place where an introvert like me (believe it or not) could make friends who share many of my interests. And then I realize, it's been right in front of me all along! I just need to move to the Internet! How stupid of me to have been so blind to this for so long.


bev said...

Interesting post, and quite true in many ways, isn't it? One of the things that I found when dealing with all of the stuff I've been through over the past couple of years, is that I've had more support from people I know on the net, or people I've met that way and have come to know face to face, than from just about anyone else. Before all of this, I'd already come to the conclusion that the net makes it easier to meet birds of the same feather. Where there might be only one or two other people whom we might click with in the same town, we bump into a few dozen on the net. Also, there's something interesting about getting to know people through their writings. Of the people I've met that way, and then met in person after, they were remarkably like their writings. Too bad we don't all have matter transporters, as we could get together in person more easily from time to time.

YourFireAnt said...

Well, to me, you already live in the internet. ;-)


Me, You, or Ellie said...

Hey, they call in the information highway -- there must be addresses and street numbers and stuff.

Can't wait for the housewarming party.