A Matter Of PerspectiveI don't ask much of people. I really don't.
Since I pretty much just assume everyone in the world is a moron or an idiot (or both), there's really not much point in asking anything of them.
One of the very few things I ask of people is a little bit of reality.
I know. As a guy who gets paid to play video games and yell at retards, what would I know about reality?
Well, I know people are delusional. I know that being delusional leads us to do stupid things.
This is where that pesky reality comes in. If everyone had just a tiny, little grasp on reality, they would be much less likely to do something epically stupid.
Case in point: Guy meets girl. Guy marries girl. Guy marries girl. Guy cheats on girl. Girl dumps guy.
It's a tale as old as the ages themselves.
Except for the second getting married there.
I don't remember reading about online computer games in Roman literature.
In my defense, I really didn't pay that much attention.
Apparently, a guy playing Second Life met a girl in the game, married her, and then got caught cheating on her.
Second Life appears to be an MMORPG very similar to FFXI except they took out all the fighting and monsters and adventuring.
And, from where I'm standing, all the fun.
Now, this may come as no surprise to you. Guys cheat on girls all the time.
It gets funnier when you see the guy.
How in the hell did this guy cheat on anybody?
Some of you might be wondering what the girl looks like.
That's not important.
It's not even relevant.
A guy who looks like this should thank God that ANYONE even talks to him, let alone wants to marry him.
But somehow... SOMEHOW... He not only found someone to marry him, he also decided he should cheat on her with another woman.
That would be like a drowning man deciding to let go of a piece of drift wood because he thinks he can find a raft.
How could he possibly make this decision? How could he possibly think this was a viable choice for him?
Because his online avatar looks like this:
Yeah. Apparently, Second Life allows just enough customization to let you make your avatar look like a giant douchebag.
But that's part of the funny.
His character looks like the type of prick that would cheat on a girl.
Now, I'm not saying it's okay for anyone to cheat. Cheating is wrong and hurts a lot of people.
Still, there are some people who cheat and you think "Yeah, he looks like the type."
And then, there are some people who cheat and you think "Really?! That guy?!"
He's a "that guy".
Actually, he might be three or four "that guy"s.
See, a little perspective would have kept him from cheating. A little perspective might have helped him understand he should be happy with what he has.
I understand people tend to confuse their online personas and their offline lives.
A little bit of that is okay. If it helps you have better self-esteem or maybe makes you a little bit more confident, then more power to you.
But there are limits.
I play a Dragoon. While I very much like my character, you won't see me sneaking up on a tiger with a sharp stick.
That's because I'm not retarded.