stance change

I was caught between two extremes the other day and found myself changing my stance depending on the person I was with. I’ll give you an example. I was shopping with my mom the other day, and she happened to notice a red spot on my body and neck and said I had a rash. I told her it was nothing though she said it was a rash for sure. Then the next day, I was telling Jason that I had a rash, and he said it was only pink because I was scratching and it was nothing, and I argued that it was a rash for sure. I dismissed it as nothing with my mom and I argued it as something with Jason.

Why do I do this? And do others do this too?

Friend or not?

Today, I read a stranger’s blog. As I read the content of this person’s past life story, I felt very drawn to this person. In my mind, I felt like I knew this person and felt connected to her. It was the feeling you get when you make a friend or know something deep about an aquaintance and feel like you’ve reached that place of friendship. Yet, I do not know her, and I have never met her.

I realized that this is very common among bloggers, and this is one of the reasons why people love blogging. I know that I’m not the only person who felt this way about meeting someone online and developing a feeling of friendship, or something like it, with someone miles and miles away. But, I also think that this can be confusing and make you question this phenomenon. Sure, it makes you feel connected to the world, but in reality, you are not. I wonder what kind of effect this could have on your psyche when you feel like you’re friends with people you do not know.  I wonder if there are any negative ramifications to this seemingly harmless feeling. I wonder.