Ok so it got a bit nasty? You quit?
I had a talk with a friend the other day:
-How are you
-not that good
-one more of my friends have commited a “SL suicide”
-I hate those SL suiciders!
-Does that mean quit?
-delete avie yes, or just disappear
-SL suiciders are infamous in SL
-they are a special breed
So why dont people just take a break from Second Life or VR? Why do they feel they have to delete their avie too? Lots of different reasons of course, on a shallow level. The only reason that is acceptable to me is when u feel you have lost control like an alcoholic and needs to quit for that reason. That I can maybee approve of. I can understand the desperation. (Like my last suicide friend who might turn up in another world now and then, if we are lucky…). Still, if the person has done this before, it looks more like a habit…
If they keep staying away from VR/SL after quitting, it´s one thing. But, it´s far too easy to create a new avie. So why dont they leave the avie as it is and attend to the deeper problem behind this issue? Do they want attention? Do they crave a “fresh start” over and over again? Deal with it instead! Whatever “it” is. There are always friends and partners left behind that may be very hurt. I have had my share of “suiciders” in my friendlist and im tired sick of it I must admit. Some of my “suicide” friends almost got me to quit both inWorldz and Second Life. But im not a quitter so I bounced back. With a little (or a lot) help from my friends <3
Play with the idea that you treat your real life friends like this: -“OK you wont see me anymore from now. You were great but its time for me to move on to more interesting stuff, this is boring. Bye!” Think about that… Well I guess im not “real” enough so Im not worth while to compare *pinches my arm* -ouschie, that hurts!
The worst kind of suiciders are people that fix a nasty drama and then leaves their friends, partner and everything hanging in the air. You feel like rubbish someone has thrown away. But dont feel that way. These persons are cowards and attention whores. They are not worth mourning. Im sure they have a shitty RL too and if they could, they would act the same way irl. They just likes to take the easy way out and for this VR is ideal.
Guess what, we all mess up sometimes. Me too. But I stay put and fix my mess. In all worlds.
End of rant