Posted by broken on February 1, 2005, at 8:13:51
In reply to Re: why people don't like this, posted by Dinah on February 1, 2005, at 6:41:12
As a newb here, I full understand Dr. Bob's allusion to the invisible walls. With the exception of a certain number of people, this "community" is difficult to become a part of.
I don't personally feel that trading in the invisible walls for visible ones solves that problem at all. I also dont see any "recourse" available in having the community divided up into smaller cliques.
I was never a "cool kid" in school. I live in the south, and while my classmates were enjoying the "country music revolution" I was listening to Iron Maiden. They wore their cowboy hats, big belt buckles, I wore my hair long and a leather jacket. Did that scar me somehow? No, it gave me my sense of individuality. Did it contribute to a social anxiety? Probably so.
I didnt have to be a "cool kid" in the "in crowd" 18 years ago, and I don't have to be a cool adult in the "best private room" now. However, I fail to see how this benefits alot of the people both new and old here now from a mental health point of view.