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Old 06-26-2014, 03:50 PM
opalescent opalescent is offline
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Default A Pet Peeve

I don't understand asking a bunch of strangers on the internet if 'Am I [fill in blank]?' I always think, how in the hell would I know?

I do get the general human drive to not feel alone, to belong to groups, to be accepted by others. But it has never occurred to me to ask people I don't know - or actually people I do know - if I was part of xyz thing. But I see this happen all over the interwebs in all sorts of communities. Do people who post these kind of questions find it helpful? Is it a way to validate something about yourself? I've never really seen this kind of questioning play out in real life conversation. Maybe it does and I have not noticed? It does seem to be an internet thing to me.

I remain puzzled by it.
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