As a general rule, everything I've seen has been a LOT more adult than even my dealings with other adults in the 'real world'. I think it might have something to do with the fact that we have that filter of seeing what we are saying in print BEFORE we let it out into the open world.
uumm...I'd say the opposite for me!
I do and DID a TON more "filtering" of my real thoughts, emotions and opinions IRL and certainly when I was younger, then I do now. Definitely during school, when I look back, I "played a part" very well and probably, one of the reasons I don't really know anyone much from my school years, especially highschool, is that the person I pretended to be, wasn't "me" at all.
I know on EB many posters are obsessive about re reading, editing and making sure they "don't offend" or more likely, are PC and don't say anything that will launch an attack towards them or even give them any attention
Not me, I don't really see the point at all to be honest. EB is pretty anon anyway, and I'm over the age of stiffling my real opinions, worrying about what strangers and other anon people might think of me.
I wish there was a ton MORE honesty and a ton LESS PC crap in here. I get fed up with people posting one thing or not posting at all, becuase they are "afraid" and then sending PMs saying "I agree with you but I can't say it openly..."
Truly, I guess in THAT respect, then EB IS like school....a bunch of people all trying to "fit in" and "be" a particular way becuase they are scared of voicing what they really think just in case some negative stuff might come back at them...I find it SAD that adult females think they can't say what they really want to say because they are too frightened in case their REAL thoughts might not be what everyone wants to hear.
Sorry lovies, but I DO think there are a LOT of EBers who are tad too "little women" for me sometimes.
but then, I also think that as we age, one of the marvelous things that happens to us, seems to be we care less and less what others think of us and we are more true to ourselves. Hence, the stereotypical old man or woman who offends by saying what they think and "not suffering fools" and says so
I can certainly see myself heading that way, and many of my contempories as well...I think it's refreshing and perhaps that's a purpose then older people in society serve?!! LOL