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Friday, October 29, 2010

A Brave New World?...

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One of the things that continues to amaze me is listening to people talk about their Secondlife experiences and why they are here in Secondlife. Personally I have always tried to fully engage myself totally in everything I've ever attempted and Secondlife has been no exception.

Recently I was chatting with a man who first came to Secndlife over a year ago....He had taken several months off and recently returned... I started asking him those questions that always fascinate me...Why did you return, What do you do inworld, What are your goals here, How do you feel about this Brave New World we call Secondlife? When I mentioned to this young man that one of my friends had created a work of performance art at Burn2 and that my creative abilities didn't run towards object creation he stated to me that he thought creating anything here or importing anything inworld was a waste of time. I can't remember his reasoning... I guess because I was so shocked. Any society must continue to create and grow... in the short span of geologic time humans have been on this planet we have scarcely began to achieve our potential.

You know, it's difficult for me to spend much time with those that are content... I don't mean the contentment that comes from success...that's fine. I mean those that are the least curious among us, those that see no need for more than 64 meter draw or find nothing magic in their Secondlife. I want to believe that perhaps the reason people are often surprised to learn my age is that I still find so much magic in so many things.

And so it goes

I love you all, brinda




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  2. I've had plenty of people tell me that SL is a waste of time, that it's trivial and accomplishes nothing. (^_^)

    Well... It's ~MY~ trivial waste of time and I use it to accomplish things in a virtual setting that just can't happen in real life. So, there! =^-^=

  3. Heh Heh...Yup! My "other life" is also trivial, and I'm not ready to quit that one either.

    Many years ago I heard a great Jewish curse... it goes, "May you live an interesting life" ( and I sure as heck have =^..^=

  4. Btw Wizzy...I saw you looking at this post last eve, wonder what you was gonna say? luv ya both!