now, I know how this sounds, and I may be writing to literally nothing but some chips and computer screens. and that’s how some people see you. but you are pretty amazing, and you have changed lives for the better if you ask me. but besides all that, I’ve got something to say to you..
something you very well may have heard a few times before, but in a different manner— thank you. thank you for all you’ve done for me, though they may seem minute to others, you’ve done amazing things for myself.
you’ve opened my eyes, showed me the entire world in the palm of my hands.
you’ve introduced me to people. the amazing ones— I don’t know if I would have found them any other way. the awful ones— I know I would have found them, in some other form elsewhere. without either, though, I’d still be unknowingly close-minded.
you’ve introduced me to lives that live not only to survive but change the world. because they live a life that I’ve only read about in books, a life that could not possibly be real, but sadly has been brought upon far too many people. you’ve introduced me to a reason to change this world for my friends that aren’t as fortunate as me.
you’ve introduced me to maps— not only those that are geographical, but also those of the mind. I’ve seen the work of so many brilliant youth that will sadly go unnoticed for the rest of their lives, but am so glad and honored to see their brilliance early on.
people say you’re corrupting our young minds, but I just think it’s because they didn’t have what I do. they didn’t have the opportunity to meet people thousands of miles away. they didn’t have the chances to share their talents with people, who, even though could not get them famous, were still viewers nonetheless. and there’s nothing more an artist wants, than for someone to share their work with.
so thank you, people may hate you, people may take advantage of you, but thank you for the lives you have allowed me to encounter.”
The Internet, Alexa Code, Megan Rose