Tolya Ugajin Posted December 7, 2019 Share Posted December 7, 2019 So, my post this morning about writing your own obituary seems to have squicked a few people out, so I'll try something a bit more positive. Share with everyone who in SL has had a major impact in your RL, changed you as a person, and how/why? I have 3 examples: 1: My SL partner, whom I shall be marrying in RL in a few months. The why should be self-explanatory 2: Scylla Rhiadra: This one is a little less obvious. Scylla and I are pretty far apart on most political and social issues (at least we were years ago) and one day she challenged my stance on abortion rights by arguing for them mostly from a conservative (ie. my) point of view. She made me realize that I had established positions on important issues without a sound foundation of values and beliefs from which to logically establish consistent and valid opinions. As a result I reexamined the fundamentals of my beliefs and drew some very different conclusions on positions on several subjects, and any time I come across some new controversial subject, I follow that process rather than taking a knee-jerk "well, good little conservatives take this position" stance. 3: I forget his name, actually - I think it was Pep or something like that, used hang in the old Forums a lot. Anyway, he was fun to argue with and taught me the value of googling anything you weren't 100% sure of, especially the meanings of words or proper grammar, a habit I now follow religiously in RL, calling out in a sportscaster voice, "Let's go to Google!". I now look a lot smarter than when I totally misused "penultimate". 8 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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