The Chapter Four: July Edition ◇ Purplemoon Creations

(LIFE 2.0)

Hello dear friends,

I am very saddened and shocked at seeing my beautiful country engulfed in so much unnecessary violence. Three shooting acts just this past week, Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Tuesday, Falcon Heights, Minnesota on Thursday, and one very close to home in Dallas, Texas. I don't understand why all the violence. My prayers are with all the victims and their families. Just needed to pay my respects before I proceed to today's topic which is, how real is second life?

While some will argue that it is just a game for them, there are those of us that view Second Life as an extension of our real lives. It can really affect us in a positive or negative way depending on how we conduct ourselves and the choices we make every time we visit inworld. Using Second Life in a positive way can provide "real" financial benefits for those that have some sort of talent (DJ's, modeling, etc.) but the most rewarding one when it comes to earning Lindens which can later be transformed into real USD are the designers/creators. Friendships can be made with people around the world which is something amazing to me, and then there is love. I haven't met one person yet in Second Life that hasn't gotten their heart broken at least once during their SL existence. Yet, I always see people in search of this beautiful relationship.

~ Susie Suh ~

Second Life is usually blamed for the bad changes that our families and friends in the real world start noticing in some of us (loss of interest in the real world, hours, and hours of "playing the game", neglection towards the people in our RL, etc.).  I honestly believe that Second Life is not to blame. It is always us that have total control of the game. It is like driving a car, YOU steer the wheel in the direction that YOU want to head to, navigate at the speed YOU want to move, and slow down or stop when only YOU decide to do so. The car won't do anything you don't want it to do and that is how SL is to me.

I found in my saved links a Second Life documentary that is based on the real lives of three of Second Life residents.

Published on Oct 12, 2013
"This feature-length documentary follows a group of people whose lives are dramatically transformed by a virtual world -- reshaping relationships, identities, and ultimately the very notion of reality"

I really recommend you watch this documentary if you haven't yet. It is approximately 1:41 long but I am sure you will find it very interesting like I did. It was featured on the OWN (Opera Winfrey Network) channel back in 2013.

Saying bye for now,  dear friends. May you all have an amazing evening/day wherever part of the world you are. And that peace finds its way into our hearts, our countries but especially into our world.

"Later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered
where does it hurt?

it answered

-Warsan Shire

Thanks for reading my beautiful people!
Mucho love,
-Lori Novo

By the way: You can read more of my articles similar to SL Topics under labels "Second Life"


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