I can interact with people who aren't in my socio-economic class, and they accept me, at least online. In real life, I'd never have the chance to chat with people in the advertising industry, or in various forms of television production.
I'd never have gotten to correspond with the wife of one of the richest farmers in the United States and been able to see she's as down-to-earth as anybody in my little world.
I wouldn't have had the chance to form online friendships with some fellows who happen to be gay who have shown me that they're not so different from the rest of us.
Never would I have been able to laugh at the humor of a Catholic nun, or to feel like I was best buds with an atheist in Oregon.
Oh, and the nurses. Who knew nurses could be so funny? But when I think about it, how could you survive being a nurse if you didn't have a sense of humor?
I can't fail to mention the cop in Arizona who makes me laugh on a regular basis.
Then there are those Internet friends who have things in common with me: bikers and farmers and a former Amish lady who knows how to milk a Jersey cow, and fundamentalist Christians and people barely getting by one day at a time, living hand-to-mouth.
I can't help but love people who embrace what we have in common and accept our differences.
They aren't usually angry: see, I have a problem with angry people: they always have a way of making me feel they're angry at ME.
I thank God for the diversity of my Internet friends, those who don't judge me, who accept me as I am. So I happily accept all of you, and I choose not to judge you.
You guys ROCK.