When you post a discussion, to you talk about the same discussion with people off the site?

United States
April 7, 2016 12:12pm CST
Normally when I post a discussion here, I like to have opinions from all of you , than people in my daily life. Sometimes it is better to get the opinion of people who don't know you. Yes, you know of me from this site, but you will give unbiased opinion , rather than tell me something you think I want to hear. I find maybe one or two of my friends will be completely honest and respond to something I have to say , with good answers. Others will just agree with me, hold back on what they really want to say. I think a site like this is great I can say what I want, and can share with you more than I might share with others outside of the site.
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@sugartoes (42466)
• Greencastle, Indiana
7 Apr 16
I'm one that says what's on my mind & I don't mind helping people with something they have going on in their lives IF I can but as far as talking to people about the topic they wrote I find myself making the best reply I can about the topic no matter what it is IF I can that is.
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• United States
7 Apr 16
That is wonderful, when people can speak their mind, it really does help, I usually post about things going on in my life as most of the time these are the things on my mind.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Apr 16
I keep this site all to myself, Lol. Sometimes if something is really funny I will discuss it with my husband, since he loves to laugh. Other than that though I keep it to myself.
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• United States
10 Apr 16
I know what you mean, I do the same, sometimes, I don't always get adult conversation at home. It helps to come here.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Apr 16
@CookieMonster46 Yes with 4 children and my husband always working this is my adult time and I love it. =)
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• United States
10 Apr 16
@LovingMyBabies , Nice a great way to spend time, wow, 4 kids, I am sure they keep you busy.
• United States
7 Apr 16
Its a real blessing to me here Jelly. I agree with you that we can talk about some things here that we would not in real time with others we personally know to get a better grasp on the subject. Here, others can give us an honest point of view in general usually without bias.
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• United States
7 Apr 16
it is good to hear, others are the same way, I love having others point of view on things.
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@RasmaSandra (19614)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
7 Apr 16
@CookieMonster46 totally in agreement with you. In fact I also find that through discussions I come up with other kinds of ideas as well.
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• United States
7 Apr 16
@CookieMonster46 It sure helps us out in life.
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• United States
7 Apr 16
No, what I talk about here is separate from what I talk about with my friends.
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• United States
7 Apr 16
Same here, I think the majority of my conversations are all different here, than what I talk about with friends outside of this site.
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• United States
7 Apr 16
@CookieMonster46 Friend talk about more personal stuff I think.
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• United States
10 Apr 16
@AbbyGreenhill ,sometimes my friends only talk about their own issues
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@Dawwriter (248)
• Pakistan
7 Apr 16
Sometimes it is easier to talk to strangers especially if you want to vent about something and don't want those near and dear you know about some things but want them off your chest.
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• United States
7 Apr 16
Yes, that is a big part of it, sometimes I feel those around me do not listen very well. Example my mother she doesn't listen when we talk, she only has an interest in things she likes . My dad gets mad at her all the time about this and tells her she does not listen, so he doesn't bother talking with her. I wish she would take the time to listen to family , she is missing out on so much.
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• Pakistan
7 Apr 16
@CookieMonster46 Writing things down helps me to calm down if I am feeling sad or angry. After sometime, the issues do not seem that serious.
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• United States
10 Apr 16
@Dawwriter , exactly , I agree with you
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@Daljinder (22174)
• India
7 Apr 16
I am one of those people who can't "pretend" to be someone they are not. So, when it comes about giving opinions, I try to hold back at first if I think that it would hurt the feelings of my friends. But it doesn't work long for me. I suck at holding back things. I can keep a secret of others but I can't seem to hold back my honest thoughts. I get all weird when I even attempt to try that. LOL I had learned to say my honest thoughts in a nicer way. I had to. That is also the reason I hate formalities like asking the person's well being just because you are suppossed to. Not out of genuine concern. That is why I open up with only those whom I genuinely care for or have started to care or even have developed an interest in knowing them. With me "What you see is what you get"
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• United States
10 Apr 16
nicely put
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@carebear29 (28647)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
7 Apr 16
I am picky of who I am friends with nowadays. Its all based on trust.
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• United States
7 Apr 16
I am the same, just from my experience, you can think you know someone and then they do something to totally shock you , so you never really knew them at all.
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@carebear29 (28647)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
7 Apr 16
@CookieMonster46 Yep. Its a trust thing
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@RasmaSandra (19614)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
7 Apr 16
@carebea I have found that through the years I can greatly rely on my online friends
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
7 Apr 16
Generally I will voice what I am going to post here but sometimes it is after I have posted it. It all depends who is here when I am on mylot.
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• United States
10 Apr 16
Most of the time, I have a lot of stress in my life, I know I can come here and relax, and getaway from it all.
• United States
7 Apr 16
some folks fear repercussions from givin' their honest thoughts'n person, whereas online they feel the freedom to do such. if'n they don't agree with what's written, 'tis easier to let't go versus somebody sayin' 't to yer face. then 'gain, lots gets misconstrued online...
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• United States
10 Apr 16
True, I think I get more detail, or a fresh ear online..
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@Butchcass4 (6027)
• United States
22 May 16
It's great that you feel you have the freedom to be open and honest and not have to worry about what people think and that your more likely to get unbiased opinion like you said. If someone happens to say something you don't like you can just disregard it as theres no emotional connection.
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• United States
23 May 16
exactly
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• United States
24 May 16
@CookieMonster46 I personally try to be careful what I say as I know I have to give an account to God for every idle word I speak. I also try not to offend people or hurt people on purpose. But I'm not perfect and do blow it at times, thank God He is a forgiving God.
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• Philippines
8 Apr 16
I see to it that my social life on mylot is separated to that of my social life with friends and family personally.
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• United States
10 Apr 16
In a way this is like a journal, except people get back to you and a journal can't.
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• Philippines
11 Apr 16
@CookieMonster46 yes...that's the best part of it...
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@DianneN (84978)
• United States
25 Apr 16
This is a wonder place for sharing our thoughts and reading honest replies. However, when I'm with my friends, we talk about completely different things.
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• United States
29 Apr 16
same with me, we don't talk about the things I discuss here.
@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
8 Apr 16
think that is true with all of us
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• United States
10 Apr 16
I really appreciate a site like this, sometimes you need to talk to other people
@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 16
I'm quite reserved in real life, so spill a lot more out on here. I very rarely show any of my real life friends anything I write here, not even my husband.
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• United States
10 Apr 16
I never share anything here, I keep my online private
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@JudyEv (134370)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Apr 16
It seems to me most people are honest with their opinions here which is a good thing and makes for interesting discussions.
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• United States
10 Apr 16
yes, they do seem honest here, I love to see what others have to say..
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@Gina145 (3974)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
7 Apr 16
Usually the things I post have nothing to do with what I've doing offline, but I'm not sure that always applies.
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• United States
10 Apr 16
I can think of so must to post about here, but most of what is on my mind are things happening in my life.
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@Corbin5 (115637)
• United States
7 Apr 16
You also get such a wide variety of advice or suggestions here and can choose which fit your needs or sound right to you.
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• United States
10 Apr 16
I like when people come up with things I never thought of, so I do read everything carefully
@sol_cee (17303)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
12 May 16
True. But then I rarely give advice. But if someone asks, I'll see what I can do.
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@valmnz (12744)
• New Zealand
11 May 16
LOL, I have really close friends who have no hesitation in disagreeing with me! My conversations in real life probably do mirror what I write here, but are usually more of a give and take about shared experiences.
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@marlina (77795)
• Canada
4 May 16
I keep this completely separated.
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