you’ve got a friend

People often think they’re the only one who thinks a certain way or has a particular habit. The internet gives us the ability to communicate with so many different people that we find we have company in our supposed isolation. No one is alone, and that’s a comforting thought.

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What, you, too? Thought I was the only one.”

Clive Staples Lewis


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  1. well the whaleman is moving to Cali sometime this year. I like the whole map idea.

    Comment by Whaleman on February 19, 2003 @ 7:15 am
  2. What do you plan to do there?

    Comment by dan on February 19, 2003 @ 9:04 am
  3. It’s great to correspond with similar-minded people over the internet, but when all your friends are online, you’re still very alone in an important sense. Communication without physical proximity is missing something vital. The internet is not a complete cure for loneliness.

    I see the primary social benefit of the internet for individuals as a way to get supplementary support for particularly different interests or problems. But for that, it’s invaluable and indispensable!

    Comment by Levi on February 19, 2003 @ 1:05 pm
  4. going to Monterey to school.

    Comment by whaleman on February 19, 2003 @ 6:17 pm
  5. I completely agree with Levi.But you have to wonder why these people don’t have friends other then who they know on the net.

    I know the people that I have talked to in the past on the net,would spend all their time on the net.If they would just live their life away from the net,things would change for them.Even the most undesirable people can have friends.So,no one has to be lonely.

    Comment by Tammie on February 19, 2003 @ 9:55 pm
  6. I agree with the quote, but the question I pose is what if that when that person feels that way, will they do anything after that? Admitting is all great, but what about further action?
    And, is there a direct quote that rebuttles C.S. Lewis’?

    Comment by Bridgett on August 25, 2005 @ 6:00 pm

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