Mudcat Café message #2059329 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #101458   Message #2059329
Posted By: GUEST,Tony Blur
23-May-07 - 05:24 PM
Thread Name: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
So why, in God's name, when you first logged on, did you give yourself a stupid alias?

There's nothing wrong with your real name. Your Mum and Dad chose it, poudly and lovingly, and you've lived happily (more or less - we all have a few moments) with it ever since. In fact you're quite proud of it now, and why not? That named person has acheived much to be proud of. And everyone in your life who you care about - people you see and touch - knows who you are.

In fact your name has now become an integral part of your personality. It's part of your soul. It's the label that proves your transaction with society.

And that's true of all of us.

Then suddenly along came The Internet and immediately everyone starts calling himself by a ridiculous moniker. As if he's joined a cult, or a terrorist organisation, and has had to be baptised into a new faith.

WHY?

Just look at you.

Half the time you find you suddenly need to tell everyone who you really are - so you sign your posts with your real name (and get very high and mighty about it too).

The other half you're deleting your cookie so you can log in as GUEST The Man Who Came To Dinner so even the regulars won't recognise you.

How silly.

And all the time Max and Joe are comparing the computer IDs and chortling away thinking what fun it would be to blow the whistle and reveal all.

Ha. Ha. Ha.

I'll never use my real name on this forum, or join it, until EVERYONE uses the name written on their driving licences.

Paul Gaugin