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A boon.

                  The Net.  I never realised what an amazingly helpful place it would be  for me to meet countless people, interact with them and expand my almost non-existent friend circle.  At the click of a button, we enter into this world of social media and with another click we are there, chatting with our virtual friends like long lost buddies. Swapping stories from our personal to our professional lives, exchanging certain personal details we would much rather avoid talking about in our real world. Our conversations, at times,  go on for hours, where we don't even realise how the time flew!
            And, then, after we have strained our eyes for a long time, we step out of that virtual world and  into the real world. We step out of our homes, meet real people and after exchanging a few pleasantries, we catch ourselves getting tongue-tied! We look for an escape route to save ourselves the bother of having to 'talk', as in hold a live conversation with those live people. We fight with ourselves to bring topics to our mind we can talk about, but in vain. We walk away, head back home and light up our computer screens, frantically searching for our virtual friends with whom there is this amazing sense of camaraderie that we share.  And, no sooner do we meet an on line friend, we heave a sigh of relief. There has been so much to talk about.  We are so glad we met someone with whom we could let our guard down and let the words flow!
           The Net is amazingly helpful - for people like me. Rather, for introverts like me, who would much rather let their fingers do the talking than their tongues. A majority of my virtual friends are just like me. However, someone who wouldn't know this tiny fact about us,  wouldn't believe that the people who hold such lengthy conversations, express their views very articulately and leave others stunned by their apparently loquacious natures, feel verbally handicapped when meeting people in the real world! The Net is  like a haven for  us quiet souls, who find it easy to let their guards down and express themselves freely, without a worry in the world - we have the screen guarding us, allowing us to be ourselves, without having to fret about how the person at the other end will judge us.
        I am mighty thankful to the Net. It saved me from living  the rest of my life  having imaginary conversations with people, worrying about having to 'speak', and straining to hide my face in embarrassment when words fail me when I so need them!
       
         

  

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  1. Awww speaking to others leaves you tongue-tied? I am glad then that you have this space and your online friends to help you out my dear :) As always, glad to have connected with you through this Net :)

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    1. Same here, Shailaja!
      Actually, I can converse well, provided I vibe well with the other person . I get tongue-tied in the company of extroverts. 😀Thus, find this place safer and cozy.

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    2. Same here, Shailaja!
      Actually, I can converse well, provided I vibe well with the other person . I get tongue-tied in the company of extroverts. 😀Thus, find this place safer and cozy.

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