To answer the question seriously, I think Fluther (and to a large extent, talking to people in the fluther chat room), has made me more open to new ideas/habits that I was once either unaware of or had wrongly misjudged. It’s also further increased my wishes to travel and see the most beautiful places in the world. I like to think of it as a mini melting pot of people from different ethnicity, nationalities and culture. Ideally, I would hope it gets to be even more diverse in such respect because it has to be the diversity in opinions that keeps me coming back here and wanting more.
It’s actually been a big help breaking my sixth month middle of the night insomnia. I go to bed about 11 or so, awaken at 2 and can’t get back to sleep until 6. Before fluther, I used to pick up a book and pretty soon the night is over with no sleep. Now I jump on line, answer a couple of questions and I hop into bed. I don’t know why but it seems to relax me enough to sleep. No more 3AM runs to Filiberto’s sadly – but that’ll be good in the long run I’m sure
Im more openminded and my beliefs i feel are subject to change from some things ive learned here. Not all but i try to see and weigh all sides of issues more. and PnL answer 2 up about her views being broadened i feel as well.
Yes, I now spend much more time answering and reading other people’s answers to questions posed by total strangers I don’t know and some that I actually consider friends. (Whether they know it or not!) I learn a lot and I feel smart when I can answer a question in a way that may actually help someone and that boosts my self esteem a bit. I also feel a bit less alone in this world. Yes, I’d say say that Fluther has made some concrete change in my life, and for the better.
It is entertaining to me and has definitely contributed to my life by adding a new and fun element. I also really do like to help when I am able. . .and I like the personal exchanges with people who you do help. Thanks, ya’ll!