Many of us here on the internet hide behind our aliases, our pseudonyms. We're different people here, but I see many people in the flesh day to day on the streets. Many seem to be the same, nice folks going about their daily business. Say hello, they'll respond with the same. You come here, to the internet, it's a whole different ballgame, many people are so vocal, so aggressive. You see someone state a simple opinion and they'll be admonished by some of the meanest and most hurtful things you can say to a person. And you'll see these people who seem to say some of the craziest, most outlandish, and offensive things you'll ever hear, and then you realize what you are saying back to these people is just as mean, and that crazy, outlandish, and offensive thing that has been said was a simple opinion. Or perhaps it was a troll? Or maybe you are a troll. And then you see these people who will say just the... weirdest dribble you'll ever see (I'm guilty of this one). You think "My god, the internet is horrible! How can this exist?", well then you realize... you realize that these are the same nice folks see going about their daily business. The clerk, the janitor, the old man, the weedy teenager with his wire frames... and you interact with these people in real life, then online, and you can really see the difference, you can really see the lies, the masks the people wear in day to day life, you see a different mask on the internet, and you begin to wonder if maybe perhaps the only mask they are wearing on the internet is their pseudonym.