1. My FRIENDS are online. I might not know many of you personally; I might not know many of us intimately, but I can relate to FAR better than I can many of the people I know in real life.
2. My INTERESTS are online. Nobody I know in real life gives a fuck about fandom, about tumblr, twitter or livejournal. Nobody I know wants to discuss pop culture the way I do.
If I "broke" my online addiction, I would basically be left as a pathetic loser. However, I do think it is important to be online less as I do need to read more, watch movies more, and exercise more. Go out exploring my town more. It's been a 2 year struggle for me to overcome my dependency to being online all the freaking time, and while I still struggle with it, I have come up with things that help me to stay off it.
( Small but important hint )
( The tips.... )
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Anyway, I know this goes contrary to every "break your computer addiction" article out there, but it is what works for me. Not saying it will work for everyone, but if helps anybody, even just a little, then I'm happy with my contribution.