Re: Who are you?Apr 2nd, 2007
I believe more people reveal their true selves on a forum such as this than they do in their personal lives except perhaps to those close to them such as family and friends.
And I'd also add that I suspect that people who are offensive, rude, intolerant, and assorted other negative things, in a forum like this, are likely to be repulsive hypocrites in real life, lacking the courage to show their true selves to anyone in real life because they know the social cost is ostracism. I don't want to know them here, and I don't want to know them in real life.
As Dave Barry said, a person who is nice to you but rude to the waitress is not a nice person. In a sense, the true measure of people's worth is how they behave when there are no real consequences to them from their behaviour.