“I’ve always been under the impression that most people, by the time they’re 15 years old or so, they’re pretty much who they’re going to be for the rest of their lives.” There’s a lot of truth to that. I can’t even claim to be special in that regard; the seeds of what I’d done so far were all there around that age – every bit of it I could find bits of or lots of even. I first got online at 17. Now I’m 50. What’d I do at 17 in 1989? Chat with all different kinds of people online. What do I do now in 2022? Chat with all different kinds of people online. And even THAT was just a continuation of what I was ALREADY doing – at 15: CB Radio. Got a “handle”, talked with random people with handles, sometime we’d meet up at Dunkin Donuts or the bowling alley. intergenerational – All different ages. Sometimes they’d be little middle school kids, some high schoolers like me, some adults, some senior citizens. All hanging out, nobody cared as long as we all had a good time. And what do we do here on Facebook? Same stuff. So yeah, I haven’t changed either.

“I’ve always been under the impression that most people, by the time they’re 15 years old or so, they’re pretty much who they’re going to be for the rest of their lives.”
There’s a lot of truth to that. I can’t even claim to be special in that regard; the seeds of what I’d done so far were all there around that age – every bit of it I could find bits of or lots of even.
I first got online at 17. Now I’m 50.
What’d I do at 17 in 1989? Chat with all different kinds of people online.
What do I do now in 2022? Chat with all different kinds of people online.
And even THAT was just a continuation of what I was ALREADY doing – at 15: CB Radio. Got a “handle”, talked with random people with handles, sometime we’d meet up at Dunkin Donuts or the bowling alley.
intergenerational – All different ages. Sometimes they’d be little middle school kids, some high schoolers like me, some adults, some senior citizens. All hanging out, nobody cared as long as we all had a good time.
And what do we do here on Facebook? Same stuff. So yeah, I haven’t changed either.

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