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Mainly the ability to reach people who are like-minded, or who just like me for who I am. Many people don't think you can have fulfulling friendships online, but I ask what are they doing with their friends that involves physical contact? Yes, it's different, but it can still be a real friendship with the right person. The people around who we make friends with in real life are often just those who happen to be there from school, uni, work, whatever. LiveJournal gives a great opportunity to find those people out there who I begin to feel don't exist! Also, of course it's nice as it serves as an outlet for things I couldn't discuss with real life friends, partly because I'm not as close to them, but also partly because I just want to be able to go around uni without people knowing my deeper problems, such as health issues in detail.

Date: 2011-10-08 12:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katie087.livejournal.com
I couldn't agree more. I have some wonderful RL friends but I'm just as grateful for my online friends. I love that distance doesn't matter. And sometimes it is just easier to write things down to say them.

Date: 2011-10-09 07:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] richard-vw.livejournal.com
:) That's true. And it's great that we can meet people from afar who have similar views, because the people around me don't really share mine!
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Date: 2011-10-09 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] richard-vw.livejournal.com
<3 I'm so glad we found each other anyway! Having someone who gets my views on subjects like the ones you mentioned is amazing, but also someone who understands about my health more than anyone else! :)

Date: 2011-10-10 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loved.livejournal.com
I certainly would have to disagree with those that think you can't have fulfilling friendships online. LJ is just another conduit to meeting people like school, or work or whatever. Sometimes I feel like I'm closer to my LJ friends than to my IRL friends. Plus I am a very much 'friends on my own time' sort of person. Like I can go in and be friends with people when it's easiest for me, and everyone else is doing the same. I don't do well with IRL friends that demand too much of my time/energy. But LJ people are wonderful. :)

Date: 2011-10-10 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] richard-vw.livejournal.com
I agree too! I don't do well in social situations at all, and it's much easier for me to make friends "on my own terms" as you put it :) I have some RL friends, where we don't expect a lot from each other, and it's easier that way, but my LJ friends are very dear to me. :)

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