I decided to start a new segment on the blog called Lessons from Second Life. It’s not necessarily lessons you didn’t know (but sometimes it is), but things that are brought to you to learn from experiences. I think even in our Second Lives we can learn many things from experiences, people, as well as more about ourselves. The first thing I want to briefly talk about is connections.
I’m pretty sure you hear a lot from people that “Second Life is just Second Life and what happens here stays just here.” People sometimes when getting involved with Second Life is under the impression that their feelings, emotions, and connections of real life won’t be affected. Which is just not the case and I do not mean just in relationship. (Note: It may not be a connection that would affect your real life, but a connection is a connection)
See in Second Life in many times we all build friendships, create relationships, and join families. We are building connections with not just avatars but people behind the avatars that we often time have common interest and make us happy and enrich our lives when the good or bad happen in real life. The Connections are real. In Second Life we are giving an opportunity to bond with people on a different level. Get to know them and become apart of their lives all through intertwining ourselves in their minds and hearts just by being us.
Second Life is a chance in many ways to be just who you are. No need to pretend for anyone. You can be the person you want to be or truly are in the inside without feeling any need to be anything else but true. We get to see the beautiful butterfly which is you. That’s the something special about second life the connections.
“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”
― Brené Brown