Why is it always easier to write, than to say? Easier to SMS, email, and IM than to talk face to face or over the phone and say, "I have a problem with you."
Is sarcastic-droll-rude-online me, really me? An image that I can't possibly carry into real life because it's impossible to say some things to a face.
Is emotional-insecure-me-in-person, too much of me? A reality I'd rather not have people figure out.
Is it the fact that some things, said aloud, would sound downright stupid?
Or is it just easier to communicate with a white window than to have to deal with facial expressions?
It's easier to write an email to say you screwed up and you're sorry, right? Maybe because a delayed response means you don't have to deal with emotions in real-time? Or because you know, subconsciously, it will cause more havoc in your mind if your apology is not accepted?
Is the web-interface an easier escape route? To run from difficult situations, hard things, anger, fear, frustration, nostalgia, love and friendship? To pretend nothing, you know, really matters.
Does adding an "lol" at the end of a message make it seem a little less... intense? Is a smiley really the equivalent of an actual smile?
What would make you happier - a heartfelt thank you online, or one in person?
And what would hurt more - a friendship falling apart online, or in person?
What's wrong with it if it is easier to tell someone - family, friends, anyone - how much they mean to you through the written word? As long as it's being expressed in some way.
Are we scared of not being able to express things well enough in person? Or are we scared of expressing them only too well in non-verbal ways?
Is vulnerability really that bad? Is nonchalance overrated?
Afterthought: What are personal blogs/entries like this? Yet another escape route from emotions? Or simply a medium to express what could be a universal phenomenon, with no solution?
Apologies to the people who came here looking for fun posts. :) Next post will lampoon Yash Raj, SRK, reality TV and anything else you want. :D