Does It Matter Who I Am

@p1kef1sh (45647)
December 20, 2012 11:50am CST
One of the wonders of this site is the sheer number of backgrounds and cultures that its members represent. However, in reality Would we really communicate as frankly and openly as we sometimes do with the people that respond and comment on our discussions. For example if you knew that really I was a murderer on parole would that change the way that you relate to me. Alternatively. If I was a millionaire businessman or peasant farmer would that alter the way in which you viewed me and my discussions?
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Dec 12
Hm, if you were a murderer, I'd send you a list of people I dislike. If you were a millionaire, I'd tell you where you can send the money. Peasant farmer? Send me some veggies, I'll pay you via paypal. Well, seriously, I suppose the first one might, and the latter two wouldn't much.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
20 Dec 12
I'll stick to being a 12 year old fish then!
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Dec 12
Here, have some breadcrumbs!
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
20 Dec 12
So long as there is not a hook in them!
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• St. Peters, Missouri
20 Dec 12
Even though I try very hard not to be prejudiced, I still tend to gravitate to others like me (I think this is somewhat natural) and therefore have a limited perspective. At myLot, everyone is on an equal footing. If I post a thought, someone from America will often think of it in completely different terms than someone from Japan. Or India. Or England. Or that doesn't believe in a God. Or that believes in a different God. Or that has 10 times the amount of money I do. Or that has no money. Or any other of many different ways we can differ. I think it's wonderful to get all these viewpoints that I wouldn't normally. I feel that I've enlarged my little sphere of reality immensely just by talking to others here.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
20 Dec 12
I think that many of us share that attraction to this site. One of my friends here has become one of my closest confidantes but without meeting here I know that we would not have been attracted in real life.
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• United States
20 Dec 12
A very valid point. I think that we (as humans) tend to judge people based on appearances first. My last boyfriend didn't offer a clue visually as to just how quick his mind was-and I know that at first, I wasn't expecting it at all. MyLot might have a couple of sociologists in charge because this site is definitely a study of people and how they interact.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
20 Dec 12
Now what an interesting lot we are. Maybe we are in one huge experiment. LOL.
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• United States
21 Dec 12
That's the million dollar question!
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@Hatley (157339)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Dec 12
his scorpio babes maybe Pikey has an idea there one huge experiment in mmixingg us upf rom allover the world. oddly as a farm kid in 'South Dakota I went to school with Japenese, Mexican , gether without any bias as our parents were not biased and we did not even know what racism meant.mayb mylot is a lot like that that we just accept each other because we all come from differing cultures and customs too.s
@BarBaraPrz (17232)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
20 Dec 12
I like Dawn's answer... I'm a millionaire, you know. I have at least a million... specks of dust, that is. Excuses are piling up, too.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
20 Dec 12
If you are ever short let me know. I have plenty of dust to give away!
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@BarBaraPrz (17232)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
20 Dec 12
Thanks, but I don't think I'll ever run out, as long as I live here. This place creates its own at an alarming rate.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
20 Dec 12
I think that tou must live in my house!
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@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
20 Dec 12
If I've learned nothing else in 58 years, it's that I should not judge people on what they've done in the past (some of my escapades make even MY hair curl!) or what they have in material goods. You're such a sweet guy, I think no matter what you were in real life you would still be the same person that you've presented yourself to be here. If I learned that you were a peasant farmer it would not affect how I viewed you and if you were a millionaire I would be pleased for you.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
20 Dec 12
Aww.....if I was Indian I would be a millionaire...but knowing my luck stuck out in a paddy field somewhere.
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@robspeakman (1707)
21 Dec 12
Talking online does take away the inhibitions. We find it difficult to prejudge, we relax and we are ourselves. Conversations are honest and free. Unless you say you are a murderer, no one is going to care.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
22 Dec 12
Phew....back to sharpening the axe then.
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
20 Dec 12
I think is the most important is who you really are inside and not what you have or have been. We all have our flaws, our fame or power may be a disadvantage over others, but I would like to know and befriend a person because of who he really is and nothing more.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
22 Dec 12
Thst all makes perfect sense. Thank you Jenny.
@liezel25 (292)
• Germany
20 Dec 12
For me, it wouldn't matter since we are all here strangers here. We just sharing lots of thoughts, i think thats what matters most. it will be little strange for me if theres a millionaire joining here :D
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
20 Dec 12
Do millionaires share thoughts differently? LOL.
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@Hatley (157339)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Dec 12
hi pikey I would hope I would still be the same person talking the same way and behaving the same way. I worked for years as a nurses aide and when I came to Phoenix Ariz to work in 'St Lukes I met kids of several Movie stars and one of them was a son of Frank Sinatra and he was still a spoiled brat at 20 just like some poor kid who w As a spoiled brat. Money really does not impress me.What does is great character. I sat next to Buddie iBSON in a movie theater on the Balboa peninsula and found out hes a very charming well educated man who is also or was a television star on the Beverly HIllbillies.Celebs are still just people and a lot are not all that great people.No to me it does not matter who you are as long as uou and I are both kind and decent to eacH other
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• India
21 Dec 12
I felt or I consider all of them as my good friends. I just used to communicate with each and every one with equality. I felt there is no difference between anyone here in mylot. I just used to share everything with everyone and just making my time to enjoyed as much as I can. Happy Mylotting Merry Christmas
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
21 Dec 12
I judge a person on how they are on the inside although I seriously would be more cautious if you were a murderer on parole. I know bad things happen and crap flies into the winds beyond our control. But people change. But people online can fake whom they are online as easily as it is to steal candy from a baby. I myself feel I have a split personality..a good girl with a touch of spice and naughtiness..lol. I would hate to be judged on things I did in the past or by my culture. Because everyday gives us a chance to be someone new and change.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
22 Dec 12
Agreed Becky. I have managed to hide the fact that I am a 26 year old cheer leader quite well....
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
23 Dec 12
Gigglesnorts! Well it's out now..lol
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
20 Dec 12
It does not matter to me who people are or what background they come from, but how they conduct themselves on here. If a member has intelligent conversations and has respect for others views without getting upset at them, then I will treat them with respect regardless of where they come from. If someone tends to post the same sort of discussions over and over again and tends to whine about their life, then I tend to give them less respect when I am having discussions with them here.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
20 Dec 12
That seems a reasonable set of criteria Bill. I wish that all thought that way.
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@MsTickle (24948)
• Australia
23 Dec 12
Who you are is important but what you are is irrelevant. You could be a millionaire or a peasant and act like a total a-hole and that would affect how I respond to you. If you were a millionaire or a peasant and you were funny and interesting, I would think more of you.
• United States
23 Dec 12
I am who I am, and I know that some of the others are who they say they are as well. Some others... eh. The way I am here is pretty much the way I am offline, except I avoid arguing politics or religion online for the most part--too many pecans and almonds associated with those topics. I think that I often tend to be a tad more polite online, too.