It's taught me to take the internet even less serious than I previously already did. Most of the issues and topics on this site don't even impact everyday life. It's just typical dramatic internet junk.
GaG has taught me that people are as crazy as you can imagine. And it's taught me that people are as funny and down to earth as in the movies. It's also taught me that trolls/or legit Indian men REALLY fear foreign women disliking them.
GaG has also taught me to remain calm as well as the following:
*unless people know another users back story, one cannot say they really know a person here just based on their opinions *people have hidden insecurities for which they use forums like GaG for a release *the world is still a popularity contest
That people have a good view about us Pakistani women 😉 Apart from that it has taught me how we have so many things in common even though we belong to different places, cultures and religions and this should be used in a positive manner!
Gag has taught me when to refrain from giving my opinion. Not everyone is willing to hear your point of view even when they ask for it. Not everyone will understand it or appreciate it. And many people are quick to act defensively if they interpret your opinion as a personal attack. How you write something isn't always how they will read it. And sometimes your opinion just isn't necessary or helpful and is best left unspoken/written
Gag has also taught me to question my own opinions. I've learned a lot just from stepping back and reading my own posts from years ago or even checking something before I hit send. Sometimes I completely disagree with myself or I can see where something just doesn't make sense. I often notice where my own biases have skewed my opinions.
I also think gag has helped me realize just how alike people are. I see the same question written over and over again in different ways. Or the same kind of personalities bleeding through a person's style of writing. The same anxieties and insecurities. The same curiosities and pains.
Most of all GAG has taught me how easy it is to waste several hours on the internet over and over and over despite knowing you have better things to do.
It's taught me that girls aren't getting approached and asked out nearly as much as I thought, they're not as shallow as I originally made them out to be, some of them actually find me attractive, and that their apparent disinterest may not actually be disinterest but insecurity and social conditioning to be passive and deferent.
GAG has not taught me that I should be more careful while interacting with teenagers and that too by private messaging because they tend to think differently and react impulsively to the words, so I have understood that I need to be more careful and stay more patient while interacting with them.
Please note: No offence to any teenagers here, I am just expressing myself
GAG has taught me how to be a savage when the need arises. :P And it has made me realize a number of things, like:
- That the depth of human stupidity knows no limitation. - That women in general are not as superficial as society and the media likes to portray them to be. - And that women can be just as, if not more, clueless about the opposite gender as men. :P
Very good question - I am not been obscure but I know I am a better person after my time on GaG, I am just not sure why but I can see a big difference between the person that joined and the person typing this - Timewise it hasn't been that long but attitude wise it has been quite a big step.
Lots of human tendencies. Gag has been a human ant farm for me. I really appreciate having a glimpse at people's thoughts and perspectives. A lot of times I can tell only people with certain (socially appropriate) opinions will comment. Other times the crowd will tend to follow a specific trend. I've basically seen more of people's behavior without me influencing it like if I was with them in person.
It has taught me that a majority of society really lacks substance and is totally egocentric. People either seem to have very little self worth and they are constantly seeking the approval of strangers OR Their self love and infatuation with themselves is so grotesquely displayed that I actually feel embarrassed for them. 10 years ago most of what we now consider "normal behavior" would have fast tracked people into psychiatric care. I'm from the tail end of Generation X, and I keep thinking about how drastically different our culture is compared to the 80s and 90s and it's not fucking good! I got my degree in Telecommunications but I loved studying Sociology and Philosophy in college. I truly believe that if society doesn't seriously "build a bridge and get over itself", then we're going to be headed for a society of sociopaths.