Skype.com and Intimacy
I need to talk with people, one problem of traveling all the time is the lack of a good intimate conversation with a good friend. I avoided recommendation of Skype.com for a long time. Skype.com allows me to call the USA for 2 cents per minute, this is a good enough deal that I do not get sticker shock, then avoid making the calls. Many times a telephone call to the USA can cost a small fortune, and the calls to Thailand, Ecuador, Colombia, Europe can be off the charts
I have been making calls to friends around the planet. I feel like I am again connected to my friends. They are all married, have little time for me, they are just busy with their families. They are my friend, and a good phone call is about all the time we spend together.
I am grateful to skype.com for this services. What is funny is I used to do this with Dialpad.com, I just looked they are still in business.
The used to give free calls to land lines, I forgot them for years when they stopped this.
Nonetheless, Skype.com is the name of the town, the buzz of the world.
Why did I avoid Skype.com?
Because most of the recommendation for this was coming from the Chatters.
There are these people who thrive on talking with persons they do not know, I personally like a real people, chatting or talking with an unknown persons on the other side of the planet is rewarding.
What is bad about cell phones and skype.com, chatting or talking with persons at home is this, you never leave home. It is possible to live in a hotel like or better than your home, talk constantly with people from home and never meet the country you are visiting.
There is a balance to life to be achieved. I am thankful for Skype.com for putting my world back into balance. This is going to be especially helpful in them truly lonely places when I cannot speak the language and the locals do not speak English. It make more willing to travel to Africa, China or many places where it best to go with a friend.
What is painful or frustrating is to hear or receive comments from person who say things like
- What is wrong with you? -
- Why do you needy? -
Spoken by a person that has never left home because they would panic if they had to be alone with themselves. Moving from place to place is a challenge, there is never the same situation. Each new place I have to search for my proper Grocery Store, Laundry, Internet Cafe, and a good hotel where I meet people.
Money will make some of this easier, however the friends is the hard part. I am not sure all people want or need friendship.
Skype.com and Intimacy