I spent most of my childhood as a teenager in a suburb of Sydney’s inner west.
It was a place where, with a few exceptions, I was treated to a certain amount of social isolation.
A place where it was the only way to socialise and feel like a real part of the community, rather than the marginalised.
And it was also a place that, at least until recently, I didn’t consider my own home.
I still consider my home as a place of safety.
A safe place where I was accepted as I was, and where I felt like I belonged.
And so, as I look back on the world of online communities, I see the internet as a way of putting myself in another person’s shoes, allowing me to step into someone else’s head and see how they might be feeling, and how they could be going about things.
It’s a way for me to empathise with a stranger in their own life.
It allows me to understand the motivations behind their decisions, to see what they might feel like if they made them, and to empathize with their motivations for being on the internet.
But in a way, the internet has also been a place for me, and for many of the people I know, of social alienation.
I’ve been drawn to the internet, and many of them have had their own stories of it, some that are so powerful that they have become my own.
What I saw in those communities was something that I can relate to and understand.
It took me a long time to realise, but what I saw and what I read in those places was that we’re all a little bit different.
We’re not all going to have the same experiences, and we’re not always going to feel the same way.
And I know that in my experience, there are people who are just too uncomfortable to speak to, who don’t feel comfortable sharing their real stories.
But in some ways, I think the internet allows people to do that.
The internet is allowing us to see each other in different ways.
I have a friend who’s a lot more comfortable with her body, who’s just as comfortable talking to a stranger.
So, in the same sense, I also think the social media spaces that we have created are creating spaces for us to do those things that we’ve never been able to do before.
It’s just the way the internet and its people have given me the chance to see myself in a different way.
When I first saw the internet for the first time, it was a completely different way of living.
The world was a very different place to me.
And when I started watching and listening to the shows on the show, it felt like everything I’d heard about the internet was coming from the shows.
And that’s not true.
There’s more to the world than the internet’s people.
There are different stories, different perspectives, and different ways of living in different circumstances.
And because I was in the privileged position of having been raised by my grandparents and having been socialised in that environment, I’ve had a different perspective of the world that I’m in now.
I can now understand what it’s like to be on the other side of the internet when people are trying to control the way you feel.
And the fact that I’ve met some of those people in my life, and some of the stories that I have heard, it’s really made me realise that I was the exception, not the rule.
For some people, that’s probably what we want to believe, that there’s a social and emotional distance between us, that we are different people.
But I’m not going to deny that we all have the right to our own views and beliefs, and I’m happy to share them with others.
And, ultimately, it comes down to whether we can make them happen in the real world.
That’s the challenge that the internet presents.
And in the end, that means being able to empathised with the person on the ground, to understand their emotions, to be able to see that they might not always be the person you think they are, or even the person that you think you know them to be.