you don’t realise how much tumblr has changed your view on things until you spend time with friends who don’t have tumblr and they say something and you’re just like
My reaction, too. I have been exposed to a variety of viewpoints on Tumblr, people from around the world and around my country who take the time to not merely espouse certain views or beliefs they have but to explain them and offer forth knowledge of their own life and experience. It’s been richly rewarding. It’s nice when I meet, in any part of my life, someone, anyone, and feel like I can show them a bit more respect and understanding. I’m not saying I’m an initiate into the experiential aspect of other peoples’ lives, but just that I can try harder to understand because I’ve gotten some great pointers from a variety of people.. I really like my Tumblr friends. I think you folks are beautiful and special and expressive and you’ve educated me through a series of rants, essays, confessions, curmudgeonly grunts, gifsets, tags, photos of the people and things you love, the occasional raw laying bare of your soul, your vulnerable side, your drunken posts, your posts that you delete the next morning, and your occasional questions (always welcome), condolences, pats on the back, fan mail, and other interactions.
When I was in high school, I sat at the table in the cafeteria that became home to the nerds, weirdoes, punks, burnouts, stoners, and other square pegs. I get a similar sense here. We’re the cool kids, you should sit at our table. You’ll fit right in.