Trusting Online Friends: Risky or not?
I really don’t know how but my friends here on tumblr got my trust easily. They aren’t quite a lot but I trust them the way I trust my real life friends. I feel really comfortable talking with them even though we haven’t met. Sharing my life stories with them is just fine with me, totally fine.
It’s just a week since the Pampanga Titigan Tumblr Meet Up event took place but my bond with the Kapampangan bloggers was as if we already knew each other for a long period of time. I also have other friends who are from Manila and Bataan and we started exchanging text messages not too long ago. And if they would visit my place and ask me if I could meet them, I would be very much willing to.
I have read posts saying online friendship is temporary, but still, I’m very much willing to take the risk because it’s not different at all from real life friendship. They’re both temporary. What makes me feel comfortable in talking with and trusting my online friends more is that they can’t use against me whatever I share with them. Unlike in real life friendship, you’ll give your trust to someone then if something wrong will happen between the two of you, he/she will use everything against you. Who wouldn’t agree with me? I think everyone experienced it already.
So if people would tell me to stop because it is risky, NAH! I won’t stop and I will take the risk. ~