I decided to take a quick departure from my getting everything caught up, to take a moment and mention something that has come up in my SL life occasionally and has again.
More and more I am realizing the one thing that is lacking in SL. It’s in the fact that although I may be among those who attempt to treat my life here as though it’s real, most say they do, but in fact do not.
When push comes to shove, they rely on the fact that things are not face to face, they aren’t personal, and others beliefs, facts, and feelings can be pushed aside with a push of a button. They can say and do things that in a real life situation they would never do. They are free from the actual bonds that humans have in a conventional sense, and can make decisions like discarding relationships for other concerns like commercial interests and covering their own failings.
“Loyalty is faithfulness or a devotion to a person, country, group, or cause. Philosophers disagree on what can be an object of loyalty as some argue that loyalty is strictly interpersonal and only other human beings can be the object of loyalty”. – From Wikipedia
We live in a world where selfishness seems to be the rule of the day, and personal gain the objective of most relationships and endeavors. One of the most honorable character traits a person can develop is the ability to be loyal. Loyalty is the ability to put others before yourself, to stick with them through thick and thin, and to look out for them.
I really don’t understand how people can forget such an important thing that as true humans, we need to heed.
This is clearly something lacking in SL and in a lot of people who go about their “lives” here.
And it’s one of the few things in SL that really makes me sad and question why continue.