it seems to me that people chatting on the internet are far more impolite than people in real life.
I've noticed that many a time...
i wonder why? is it simply because they can't be slapt in face?
That has something to do with it...
The anonymity of the internet allows many people to say things that they would never say in a face-to-face situation.
some positives to this: many people are actually (and often for the first time) expressing resentments that they've long kept hidden. This is good for them
as long as they aren't consumed by it.
Unfortunately, many people are.
It's also bad in the sense that many people, who find instant empowerment in a anonymous internet, often tend to go off the deep end.
or are they playing out the bad side of a underdog personality they display in real life? what are yor thoughts?
I think the world is a very screwed-up place and that there are a LOT of people who are suffering with unacknowledged traumas. They don't acknowledge, understand, or identify with their own traumas so they take the emotional force (anger, pain, hate, sadness) and inflict it on others as a primitive form of catharsis.
In Western society, people are more and more reluctant to speak about their defects of character for fear that it will reflect badly on them - so they take out these repressed feelings onlline
: secure in their anonymity.