How advice is everywhere and why most of it is nonsense

Much too often, we offer too much advice and too little understanding. We talk much too much and listen so very little. How about this for some advice to the givers of advice: If you hope to change minds, if you want to help, if you want to give advice, seek first to understand, before being understood.

By | 2016-11-18T13:14:51+00:00 November 24th, 2015|Opinions, Second Life|15 Comments

Hatred does not cease by hatred – hatred ceases by love

I can empathise with what the people of France must be going through the day after such heinous acts against hundreds of innocent people of Paris, yet I worry when world leaders say things like this: "We are going to lead a war which will be pitiless."

By | 2016-11-18T13:14:52+00:00 November 14th, 2015|Opinions|19 Comments

Have you experimented with your gender in Second Life?

Last night I hosted a Basilique Chat Salon on the subject of gender experimentation in Second Life. The questions up for discussion were: have you ever experimented with gender in Second Life? Why do/did you do it? What were your reactions to the experience? How did you react to members of the opposite gender? How about those of the same gender as you? Have you come to any new insights as a result? Would you recommend it?

By | 2017-03-19T21:07:07+00:00 September 17th, 2015|Must Read, Opinions, Second Life|20 Comments

Are Second Life residents anxious about Project Sansar?

Change brings anxiety. I expect that. Last year in July, Linden Lab announced that they were working on a next generation virtual platform - code-named Project Sansar. Second Life residents are, understandably, anxious. I spoke a little about this in my recent panel appearance on the DraxFiles Radio Hour, and I'll expand my thoughts on it here.

By | 2017-03-19T21:01:22+00:00 August 23rd, 2015|Must Read, Opinions, Project Sansar, Second Life|25 Comments

New Survey: How much do you mix your real life with your Second Life?

Recently, I participated in a Plurk discussion where people debated the merits of sharing their real life identity (from images to real names) with other Second Life residents. I heard many arguments against this idea, and several arguments in its favour. Unsatisfied, I want to know what Second Life residents actually do, and what they think, about this very interesting question.

By | 2016-11-18T13:15:00+00:00 August 12th, 2015|Opinions, Second Life|23 Comments
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