We cannot survive alone and the online world as well as the real world allow us

We cannot survive alone and the online world as well

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meaningful in which they allow us to find value in our lives and in ourselves. We cannot survive alone and the online world as well as the real world allow us to find such connections. One can build very strong ties in the online world through support groups like the one in this script about connecting with others who also have a crack cocaine addict and are working on overcoming their addiction. This addiction takes over their brain and causes compulsive behavior that is very hard to resist. The damage is physical and emotional as well as spiritual since we are all spiritual beings. In a place where one feels out of place such as out in the real world, then to turn to the online world can give one the feeling of not being so alone of feel different than the rest. Someone to relate to in a personal and yet not so personal way. To have connections with others who understand you and help in some ways without the commitment of a real world relationship. Gonzalez 3
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Fountainhead says this as he’s in the chatroom “Today, I quit. My wife cannot know, she’d get suspicious if I were at meetings all the time. There can be no medical records, the therapy is out. At least it’s not heroin. I’m not facing a physical war. It’s a psychological battle and I’m armed with two weapons: willpower and the experts” Quiara Alegria Hudes Pg. 24). In this case Fountainhead was referring to the experts as those in the chatroom who have and are going through the same thing he is. It can be very lonely to live in a real world with friends and family who although most may have nothing but good intentions cannot really understand one’s present situation in life. The online world allows for better connections to occur. In my opinion so long as it is not being abused, used for the wrong reasons or in any unethical way, the online world can offer us humans a greater connection and understand of one another. Gonzalez 4
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Bibliography Hudes, Quiara Alegria. Water by the Spoonful . New York: Theatre Communication Group, 2012. 7-92. Print.
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  • cocaine, Posttraumatic stress disorder

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