Monday, May 24, 2010

The Same is the Same Everywhere

I’ve come to understand of late that no matter what blogs you read or write at some point you will read about love, laughter, sadness, grief and joy. There are no emotions that are not expressed somewhere out there in the world of the WWW. I have read blogs that spoke to the sadness and despair that I was feeling at that same moment that I could have claimed as my own story. As well I have read stories that made me smile, giggle and laugh out loud (which is always hard to explain to those around me). Then there are the blogs which complain about some physical ailment and surprise I’m going through the same thing.

I suppose what I’ve come to realize that is that bloggers have a lot in common. We might look different, live in different parts of the world and our homes may have nothing in common but the human race is not as complex as we have been led to believe. It is a shame that we can feel compassion, sorrow and joy for those we have never seen but we know nothing about our neighbors or our own families. Perhaps it is because if we are offended or made uncomfortable by a blog posting we just stop reading that page, no harm no foul. Whereas our neighbors and families are a face to face contact and not so easily removed from our lives.

I hope that my experience of emotions that I have had in reading the blogs of strangers in the virtual world might someday carry over to having more compassion for those in my real world.


  1. It is very true. I often read people's posts and comments and wonder the same thing. Mostly I keep my blog for humourous moments or things that are flippant - occasionally I have a moan or whinge but 9 times out of ten I keep that side of me to 'real' people ;)

  2. Smiles. Great song. the thing is, there are real people behind each of these blogs, with real feelings and we all hurt sometimes...

  3. I often feel as if we're less judged and criticized by our blog-mates than we are by our own families and friends. I am more open on my blog than in real life. It's so weird, but true.

  4. I agree.

    I also agree with blueviolet. Blogworld is a harsh place sometimes. But it's worth it. You can't please everyone but there are some really loyal and wonderful cyberfriends out there. :)