I was the only person ever to call me by my first name when I was on the phone with a fellow educator. I’m grateful it occurred and I’ve had no regrets since.
It didn’t occur until I was almost 20 years old. This was well before I had a Facebook profile, twitter account, or YouTube channel, so I was the only person who ever called me by my first name. I would call my parents every now and then, but that wasn’t until I was in my early teens.
This is one of the main reasons I think the term multilaterals is so great (in the same way that we use “friend” as the third party in our relationship). It’s because it says that we don’t just use the person we call by that name, we use the person we’re connected to.
This is a great way to connect to people. This is the first reason why I love being in a relationship. The second reason being for the same reason people use the internet to get together. You can connect to someone you dont even know with this tool.
There are many more reasons, but to sum it up it’s because we are people. We are not just computer programs. We are not just a group of people who happen to be “friends.” We are not just people who happen to be online. We are also not a single person, but we are a group.