"And the beauty in all this is technology, that evil thing often distancing us, is also bringing us closer together if we can just take notice."

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I am extraordinarily proud of this piece and love for you to read and comment :)

It was inspired by a tweet from Jarrett Sleeper of The Fine Bros online content My Music, he is Metal :)

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Comment by InternSherry on December 19, 2013 at 3:32pm

Love it Rebecca!

Comment by Jean on December 19, 2013 at 9:46am

Obviously, like most circumstances, there are two sides to the coin.

And I'm glad that you've written about the obvious benefits that modern technology has bestowed upon us.

My own experience has put the animated movie "5 Centimetres per Second" to shame with my own experience living in New Zealand for two and a half years. While I lived there, it was incredibly lonely, being bullied, no one willing to associate with me, and pretty much having my own respective corner to the playground myself.
However, I saw a boy with firetruck red hair and who was at least a foot and a half taller than everyone else. I became friends with him rapidly, since he too was bullied--to the point where he was afraid to go to the bathroom alone.
I had to move back to America. Thanks to the Internet, he and I exchanged at least 1 E-mail a day, if not every other day, detailing our lives. As much as it was horrible to hear how lonesome he was, we became closer friends, knowing that we could unconditionally confide in each other, in the privacy of E-mail. We also followed each other around on Runescape, chatted on Yahoo!, and made the occasional phone call when available.

It's been over 10 years, through the development of E-mailing, Skype, and other means of communication (We hardly use Facebook, strangely.) He made a surprise visit to me last November, arriving at my dad's house. My knees buckled, I swore like a sailor, and he spent a week at my house. I introduced him to my friends--IN REAL LIFE. Now whenever I talk about a friend or a location, he knows exactly who they are and where I'm talking about. It's the most incredible thing.

He is easily my most treasured friend, and I would do anything for him. Our friendship is closer than some people who are friends with their next-door-neighbors.

All of this is thanks to the benefit of having internet access and the willingness to type out a long E-mail, talking about our day. He's the best. I love him, and we tell each other that every time we talk. 

So, yeah. People can talk smack about the internet all they want. But I know I have a golden friendship that has lasted more than what most people have, through their broken promises to their middle school friends of being "friends forever."
Bring it. My Kiwi pal is the best. :3

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