Who Is Behind The Keyboard
Do you remember sitting in a chat room, watching people chat, or
even chatting yourself? Do you remember receiving so many forwards that
your mailbox was ready to explode? How about receiving an e-mail from
someone just searching for a friend. Did you wonder who these people might
be that are behind the keyboard?
Online we meet new people from all around the world. Some we chat
with just once and then we go on. Others we chat with time and time again,
and a friendship is made. Others become our e-mail buddies, and we look
forward to their e-mails each day, but have you ever really wondered who
was really behind the keyboard?
So often we meet a friend in chat we stay up all night chatting,
sometimes we laugh so hard we cannot type, other times we cry and our
keyboards are stained from tears. We chat about our lives and help solve
each others' problems, we lend a shoulder if we can. Did you ever think to
yourself, who is really behind that keyboard?
Did you ever chat with someone that promised you the world and
that your friendship will be forever, and then they are gone? Do you
forget about them and move on, or do you wonder "who was that person
really, that was behind the keyboard?
Have you ever hid behind your keyboard, pretending to be something
you are not, just to boost your ego? As you sat there and typed have you
ever lied, thinking "who cares, the person behind the keyboard, it is only
a fake person?" Did you ever hurt someone thinking "it's only a game"?
Well, behind each and every keyboard are very real people, some
might be heartless cold people, not caring who they hurt, but then there
are people that are caring, loyal, honest and all kinds of people hoping
for some companionship online.
Behind the keyboard can be someone who is seriously depressed and
their only hope is to make a friend, maybe an aging person who once had a
family, but now they live too far apart to see one another, perhaps there
is someone that cannot walk anymore or a person so ill they are in the
As we enter the world of the Internet we should remember, it is a
very real world and behind each and every keyboard is a person who has a
heart. No one has a life that is pain free, so as we go online whether in
chat or just e-mailing, we must remember to treat each person the way the
we want to be treated, to respect each others' feelings, and to offer
friendship, because the truth is we really do not know who is behind the
keyboard or what kind of hurt someone may be feeling. To be the best to
others that you can be should be the "key" to a good, honest life.
Someone behind a keyboard