EP Is Great
I write a lot about what i'm thinking on here. There is always the risk of someone trolling my stories, but I guess It doesn't matter that much. I know that I don't have to like them or talk to them if I find they are being offensive. It's nice to have a place to put my thoughts and express my true self where I don't feel like I will be ostracized for it. I suppose that's because of the anonymity of it. You've probably never met me, and I've probably never met you. In my daily life, people are very quick to give you a weird look or call you strange if you share one of your experiences or thoughts that they don't understand though. That happens to me a lot unfortunately because I have a very unique kind of personality and my values don't allow me to be the same as everyone else. I guess I am a bit old fashioned sometimes, but I like it that way. I feel comfortable in that. I've found that on this site, people are so much more accepting than usual and there are so many people who are part of these experiences that I am bound to find people eventually who share my opinions on some things. Then also, if they don't like what they read, they don't have to read it and no argument is necessary. I think for a lot of people who join this site (or at least for some) it's all about finding people that you can relate to so that you don't feel so alone. There is satisfaction to be found in the fact that you hear from other people who feel the same way as you do. I've been wondering now, how many people that I meet in my daily life wish they could express their true selves without feeling like they wouldn't be accepted. I think there are a lot of people who fear putting themselves out there and being rejected as a person. I think the most judgmental people are often the most afraid of rejection. In reality, I don't think that outright rejection would happen as much as we worry that it might but we carry on trying to fit in anyway. There does feel like there's a bigger consequence when we are rejected though. It's nice for the people who say they aren't afraid to be themselves and say that it's none of your business what other people think of you, but they must also feel like outsiders a lot. I hope someday I can get past that fear of rejection so I can be open with everyone like I would love to be.