Can we see ourselves as others see us?

  Cymro. 12:26 20 Aug 2006

People who are in to computers and write to forums such as this one are all too often seen as sados, anoraks,etc. Obviously I don`t agree with that, but how do we see ourselves?

  SG Atlantis® 12:32 20 Aug 2006

I thought you said you were going out this afternoon in that other thread? just kiddin.

I see myself as a technophile, others see me as a geek/nerd.

  SG Atlantis® 12:39 20 Aug 2006

I have no problems with either...

I lead a pretty active life - I don't drink like they do or smoke like they do, they go on about this and that, usually football or getting bladdered at the weekend. Stuff I can't relate to so I'm seen as different.

Their weekend is gettin their kids babysat and to get drunk to the point where they can't remember what they've done.

Where as I spend a lot of time with my family'n'friends and taking my 2 kids out to Museums, the Zoo and discovery places.

I work in a shop by the way, with about 15 staff.

  Cymro. 12:45 20 Aug 2006

Going out latter SG Atlantis as I do have a life apart from computers, just about.
When the next door neighbor heard that I had a computer she was disgusted as she thought that all I would be doing would be looking at pornography all day. Well that is not true, not all the time anyway, but it shows how others see us.

  Cymro. 12:51 20 Aug 2006

Good for you SG Atlantis, I have no problem with that.
I got in to this computer thing just because I could not lead such an active life, but that is no problem either.

  spuds 14:05 20 Aug 2006

'Can we see ourselves as others see us?'

Possibly not, could well be the answer. What you may think and do as the normal mode, may not appear to be normal to others. The same thing applies to occupations. What you are willing to do without protest or concern, others may not, and perhaps protest very loudly.

It's all down to human logic and genes!. ;o)

  spikeychris 14:42 20 Aug 2006

Been cycling in the woods with my son this morning and going swimming tomorrow. Mrs sc still calls my laptop my "life support machine" and at times has offered to arrange a civil ceremony for me and my other women - my network. What I would give for Mrs sc to have a volume – standby – hibernate button.

  johndrew 14:47 20 Aug 2006

`What I would give for Mrs sc to have a volume – standby – hibernate button.`

If Mrs sc reads that you may need a life support machine!!!!!!!!!

  Forum Editor 14:56 20 Aug 2006

I work with computers most of the time, and when I'm not actually using one I'm advising clients about them. It pays the bills, and I get to travel the world and meet lots of interesting people. In fact I seem to meet more interesting people than do some of my friends.

When I'm not working I like to go walking with my wife - not huge great back-breaking treks across mountain ranges, but gentle walks around some coastline, or across moorland; the lonelier the better.

It's a good life, not a sad one, and I can't imagine doing it differently. The trick with all interests is not to let them become all-consuming, to the detriment of relationships with others. Peple who allow that to happen do become a trifle sad - both externally and internally.

  SB23 15:23 20 Aug 2006

A thing I'd like to add, is the way people spoke to me, and god only knows what they really thought, when I suggested becoming a "house husband".
Some thought it was great, that I would do such a thing, being at home for my 5 children, others thought "what a lazy", well, you get the message.
Even my old boss tried to talk me out of it, and even suggested that I go for a promotion.
The fact of the matter was that my wife could earn more than me, and one of us had to be at home.
With reference to the subject, I see myself as a house husband (as other men do), with pride, and to be honest I don't care what others see me as.

  @[email protected]!c 15:45 20 Aug 2006

being a house husband is a bloody hard job..i did it for 3 years and it opened my eyes to just whats another now!! 4weeks old... i was happy in the fact that i didnt miss the first smile..crawl..words..etc..i would of missed that if i was working.. and well worth staying home for!!oh and my other life besides that is all computers and errrrrr computers.. when i can squeeze it in!! :-)

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