I'm sorry that it bothers you. This is my only interaction with people all day. I have no way of getting out, so this has become my world. In a way I do feel like I get to know people. If you can get out and about, I would encourage you to do so, and count yourself as very blessed. If any of my comments entertain you, that's OK. I don't get very concerned about it. I have two choices, feel sorry for myself, or make the best of the situation and live the best that I can. That is what I am doing. I post on other boards as well, and I do consider some of the people my friends. No, I don't get a chance to meet them in person, but if this is the closest that I can get, why would that bother you?
I liked when Ananda posted on the debate forum, she was nice and fun to talk to. SOme of the people can be real jerks, but after you talk to them for awhile you get to see the real people inside. I enjoy that part, getting to the real person. Maybe it's pathetic to you, to me it is a whole world of friends.