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  1. The Life of Jea says

    There are so many online people and friends I would love to meet 🙂
    I met one a few years ago, and everything was fine. Then some years went by and she felt more comffortable showing her real self, and she was a huge racist. I tried talking to her but she refused to listen, so I blocked her on all forums.

    • LauraJ says

      That’s crazy. I guess some people can easily wear disguises and masks. I feel lucky that I did meet Neeta and she was as I imagined.
      From online dating, I’ve met people who are entirely different from expectation.

        • LauraJ says

          I use to like going to my local pub on New Years Eve, but after hearing some of the racists comments this year, I don’t think I could go back. It’s shocking how many racists or certain people are hiding in society.

          • The Life of Jea says

            I can’t imagine how that must have felt… I know, they’re everywhere! If I have a problem on the bus becuse of Alonso and/or discrimination from the driver, people are quick to start with “it’s those muslims fault” and I really don’t know how they come up with something so stupid! (And I of course tell them off for saying something like that!)

          • LauraJ says

            It’s annoying that people bunch others together based on background and religion. As though a billion muslims all think and act the same.
            At the pub, everyone was laughing and joking around about homosexuality and race. Well one group of people outside in the garden pub. They came across so nice when I first met them.

          • The Life of Jea says

            It is!
            They always seem SO nice in the beginning, then after a while it’s just “wait, what the H is going on???” and they just refuse to listen to why they’re wrong to do/say what they did…

          • LauraJ says

            Maybe they over act kindness to hide their bad traits. Talk about a dark side!
            It makes my perfectionism and grumpiness in the morning look really good, thinking of the awful traits of some others.

  2. Melina Elisa says

    This is so cool! I try to keep online relationships as well as I can, but I struggle with giving myself time away from technology and yearning to constantly be “connected”. I can say I have many friends from all around the world, and while I’m not the best at responding at a timely manner, I can still say I have a strong relationship with a lot of these people I talk to often enough for them to know quite a bit about me. I would include you to be one of my friends! It’s crazy how many people don’t really understand relationships such as ours xxx

    Melina |

    • LauraJ says

      I think as time goes on, online friendships won’t seem taboo or any less normal. Though it’s important to have face-to-face close relationships, I can’t see the harm in also having friends you chat to via technology.
      I do struggle with balancing time online as well. It’s so easy to go on social media and waste hours commenting and scrolling etc. So I try to put a time limit in place. xxx

  3. neetafitness says

    I love this – how cute! Thank You so much for writing this! I feel that it was so natural to meet & laugh together, I felt like I’d known, rather than ‘known’ you for years. Your writing always strikes me & gets me thinking about an array of topics, which keep my brain polished to the maximum! Keep inspiring us, please xxxx

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Neeta! It did feel really natural meeting you and I’m looking forward to seeing you again next month. We’ve been talking about meeting for ages so we can finally tick this off our to-do list! xxx

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