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I am seeing a Take lately that is basically “the problem is people putting too much emotional investment into their online life.”
I just want to point out that, for some people, online communities are the place where they can actually find other people who are like them.
For example, If you are queer and live outside of a major city, it can be rather difficult to find a community of other queer people, in person.
There is nothing wrong or unhealthy about finding that community digitally.
@AudreyJune to add on to this is the faulty premise of IRL vs online, where somehow online is a different world from the "real" world and therefore less important or whatever
@staticsafe Excellent point. That premise has always been bullshit and a shield held by those who engage in toxic and abusive behavior.
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