I'm impressed how you procrastinated doing something which in itself is probably procrastination.
Dammit, Reds! You are right. You are usually right (don't let that go to your head)! Indeed, starting a User Diary is the ultimate form of procrastination where you don't do anything you just randomly fart out whatever is on your mind that day. Reflecting back on our past, asking ourselves deep philosophical questions like, "Why are we here"? I still haven't answered this issue, by the way. I think I came close when I got all profound on the "What does 3DX mean to you?" topic. Another copy and paste (I must come across as super vain quoting myself all the time)
I think we all come here for different reasons. My real life changed very dramatically, so I came here firstly to seek fantasy and escape, yet it became a place to talk openly with people, and where I have also rediscovered my love for music and entertaining people with DJing.
However, we roam this pixelated version of reality amongst thousands of others. Some are escaping real life, some are searching for something or someone to add to it, and some are even trying to replace it altogether. At the end of the day, all our reasons for being here are temporary. Places, objects, even people will all one day disappear from our 3DX life. I'm sure many will disagree, but I ask you this: How many times have you stood in a room filled with other people in silence? How many rooms have you built just to delete them from existence? We enter into 3DX alone with almost nothing, and at the end of our time here, we'll leave the same way. So why am I here? I think the most honest answer is to simply enjoy the moment while it lasts because tomorrow is promised to no one.
It is not that I don't value time with people here. Quite the opposite in fact. However, when people leave, they may stay in contact with friends through the forum or other means. Although, I think most friendships will probably fade away.
We go to school and leave, and we move jobs. There are very few people we remain in contact with after we leave. Some people you only related to in the virtual world, others, with the best intentions to stay in touch, you drift apart. It is true that you may have experiences and memories of 3DX that will live with you forever (hopefully healthy). We will experience love, friendship, and loss.
That is by no means negative. That is why I say, enjoy the moment while it lasts, make the memories count while you are here. Learn from mistakes you have made in the virtual world to grow into a better person in the real world. I speak as a widow, so enjoy the present, because nothing lasts forever.
When we do lose friends and lovers in 3DX (this also applies to real life), it will hurt. We will experience much more losses before our last day on this earth. But believe that we can have happy moments again and again and again.
A lot more profound and philosophical to come.
p.s. Secretly, I am hoping one day that RobT changes his signature to WWMD