Originally Posted by thehellgate911
None of you have a real-world opinion of me, because none of you have met me in person. That's what I meant.
This doesn't make sense -- semantically this construction indicates that you believe that your interactions with people online are not real.
It just blows my mind how you guys can talk about me the way you do, with no grounding or evidence that anything that you're saying about me is true.
No evidence? How about the years of posts by macgeek and all your aliases? Contrary to the immature opinion you currently harbor, your posts and their content/construction speak volumes about who you are. If you respond to things like a control freak, you probably are a control freak... if you act like a douche, you probably are a douche. As you could probably guess, I am a bit of an asshole in real life because I expect people to be better than they are, like I expect you to someday flourish into a "real" human being.
Assuming that people are feeling pity for me in real life, or not telling me how screwed up I am because they don't want to shatter my fragile ego, or whatever else you guys come up with.
You missed the point. Your ego is hardly fragile.
It's rediculous[sic]. It'll be easy for you guys to now point a finger at me and say "Hah.. he's running away from the truth." But i'm not running away. I'm telling you all that you are full of shit and that you have no idea who I am.
Perhaps, but do you realize how you come off in these discussions? If I am the asshole villain, what are you? The innocent perfect bystander? Naturally you assume the best about yourself, but you have never been self-critical in any of these interactions. People pick on you because there is a whole hell of a lot that is consistently wrong about your internet interactions. Maybe in "real" life, your physical presence is demonstrably awkward so people expect this sort of awkwardness to come out of you mouth, but on the internet we have only your words to judge. And your words do speak volumes.
Marc is the only guy who might actually believe me. I am telling the truth.
Nah, Marc is only coddling you because everyone else has jumped on you at some point or another. His response is to be naturally dismissive of the group, to be a contrarian, if you will.
Not that there is anything wrong with his approach to you -- from what I have seen, its really truly a lost cause; your growth is stymied by your inability to consider everything you are encountering as plausible, you have no internal mirror with which to question why things are the way they are. You blame bad interactions on the others in the conversation. That is your response; it is how your mother raised you. Poorly, I might add. Regardless, Marc is right in suggesting that there is some improvement, but I think instead of being an internal monologue gearing up as Marc would suggest, it is more the response of a whipped dog who will go back to being the same old couch-shitter once his master turns his back...