Is It Good For You Too?
It strikes me that this forum has a cathartic function in that, without it, some posters would no doubt be off pillaging and invading small countries. The benefit of being able to vent your spleen in the forums to a bunch of people you've never met (in the main), rather than picking on some 7 foot neanderthal in a bar while s##tfaced on the local hooch is incalculable. For starters, you get to keep your teeth (and possibly your limbs) while still being able to hurl incoherent abuse at your foe. You also don't have to face these people the next day. But I digress. This is all about letting it out, where no one knows quite who you are. You have the cloak of anonymity. You can release all that pent up aggression and purge that argumentative streak in safety, and return to the world as Peter Parker and no one will suspect a thing. Small people can seem big. Stupid people can appear intelligent. Shy people can appear bold. Raving lunatics can appear sane.
But is that healthy?
No answers, just food for thought.