Re: WWW representation of Real World? (I hope not)

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Sat Feb 05 2000 - 08:19:43 MST

From: "Lee Daniel Crocker" <>, Fri, 4 Feb 100 13:05:23:

>It's curious, though, that you complain about overly demanding
>strangers as well. Nothing is more honest than selfishness.
>Those are by far the easiest people to deal with (usually by just
>ignoring them) and cause the fewest problems.

I agree completely with this. Most requests go immediately to
my trash. I don't think about it much (except for the money and time costs).
It's easy to sort out what these people want.

[One technical issue for me, is that I'm locked into my email
system (Eudora+Mac+modem+PPP connection) because it saves me typing
keystrokes. Therefore, even those requests where I don't answer
and which I delete, still costs me money (time+Deutsche Telekom

Where I find I fail in my knowledge of what to do are those people
who aren't clear or honest or know what they want. Yes, that's
true in the Real World too.

It's the combination of the two that pushed me to my saturation
point, to do my "virtual suicide" (as one of the list members
called it.. it fits).


P.S. I suppose that I felt that my Web site was large extension of
myself, like a child, perhaps, so then my attachment brought
about complicated psychological factors. I'd rather my life be
simpler rather than more complicated. Maybe that's a deeper
reason why I had to clean it out for a while and give it a rest.

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"If you gaze for long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into
you." - -Nietzsche

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