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How has Fluther helped you make a concrete change in your life?

Asked by Trustinglife (6623points) August 5th, 2008
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eambos's avatar

I now spend many more hours on my computer!

gailcalled's avatar

I can now spell “definitely” correctly.

Trustinglife's avatar

Oh… and I’m looking for the kind that have made a positive difference in your life.

jlm11f's avatar

i now spell “Definitely” incorrectly to annoy gail. just kidding gail. you know i wouldn’t do that. though i wonder if some others do ;)

jlm11f's avatar

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.

baseballnut's avatar

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

jlm11f's avatar

@baseballnut – lucky you. fluther only adds to my insomnia :)

nayeight's avatar

I now type you instead of u, most of the time. I also ask alot of other people the questions I think are interesting on fluther no matter how random. Let’s just say people think I’m losing it.

buster's avatar

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.

loser's avatar

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.

ninjaxmarc's avatar

a yearn to check fluther at least once everyday. It’s a life changing experience everytime.

Bri_L's avatar

I have really learned to keep my online temper in check. Also, my spelling is getting better to, not that it is that obvious.

Gail, say there was not a chink in the armor! ;-) Just kidding, I love you more than my spell check and my Unabridged Webster’s combined.

breedmitch's avatar

I have learned to be more tolerant. I don’t mean for that to sound elitest but it’s true.

susanc's avatar

For me it’s been a huge deterrent to loneliness, especially as I get to recognize people and have little exchanges with them.

gailcalled's avatar

Susan; how about an original drawing for your atavar (or perhaps an oyster?)

PnL: I never get annoyed, remember? And I bet now that everyone knows how to spell it correctly and simply chooses not to, right?

eambos's avatar

Are you referring to definitaly?

Just joking with you, gail. I’d never be so ignorant.

gailcalled's avatar

@Eambos; do you want the job of Spelling Snob this month? Just ask.

lindabrowne1's avatar

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!

gailcalled's avatar

@E:: your version is an original one; I just added it to the little list I am keeping.

eambos's avatar

Originality is special!

gailcalled's avatar

E: Isn’t it the spice of life?

Trustinglife's avatar

I want to answer my own question…

I learned here how to hibernate my computer rather than shut it down every night. My boot-up in the morning used to take 10 minutes, now it’s just 2! Very grateful for that change.

gooch's avatar

@ gail I thought varity was the spice of life and originality was the nice way of saying weird.

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