I don’t know if it should be comforting that two people I’ve not met in real life so quickly voiced their opinions on whether or not I’m a sweet guy. Not to degrade your comments (♥ Lizzy and ♥ Lugburz), but I wonder if it is a comment on the difference in the personas I project via the Internet and via my public life (speaking about those those I don’t generally care for).Am I better (best?) described as the guy on the Internet? Or the guy most people seem to think I am? Is it likely that there exists a blend, perhaps that the best of both worlds is brought out in me via the Internet? If so, how could I work to bring the parts of me that I consider to be a better representation of myself into the real world and out of the virtual reality?
Is this perhaps a guy-thing? That there’s the sweet guy [girl] in all of us, but not always is it immediately visible to those immediately surrounding us? If so, than I’m not as special as I thought I was (thanks for the ego boost and the subsequent ego loss! ;D). If not, which guys are the sweet ones inside that you know in person? Or, are there guys you think might be sweet, but haven’t gotten to know? Why haven’t you gotten to know them? Do you think you’ll be injured in the process somehow? Or do they just so easily and quickly put you off that you’re in the uncomfortable position of thinking but not knowing that there’s a soft core inside?
I think that in speaking on many things, I come across as harsh, or not-caring, or even as if I’m not trying to help in some way. This frustrates both me and the person who I am trying to help, to no end. I’m sure that this contributes in some way to public opinion… How can I fix that? I know no other way than attempting to reach out when somebody asks for help, but are there times when it would be possible for me to show that I really am this guy that would really like to help?
Or perhaps I’m inputting a little too much thought into the question, especially given that it is so late and that so many are probably disinterested in a little post on Facebook (ooo, another question to mull over!)? What do you think? Leave a note on the Facebook status in question, or here if you have a WordPress account! Even, email me about an answer, if you are unable to do one of those two things.