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Second Life
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If you’re bored, generally frustrated, or just sick and tired of how the world is currently treating you, then why not become someone or something else? If you’ve got a decent computer and an Internet connection it’s entirely possible to obtain a second life…at least in the fantasy world of an incredible web site by the same name.

 At secondlife.com one can attain, procure, and become whatever they choose. Members can take on the life of another being called an avatar, and choose the persona of their choice. Have you ever wanted to be a movie star, enjoying the accolades of adoring fans? You can put that fantasy into action on secondlife.com. Or how about becoming a world renowned adventurer that scuba dives, snowboards, and kayaks down whitewater rapids?  It’s all possible on second life.

Members can own various sized chunks of property for their avatars to traverse, and thousands of fantasy junkies are having specially designed clothing, homes, and vehicles created for their cyber world “being”  to use and enjoy. 

Digital Utopia 

Laugh if you want to, but millions in real currency is being funneled into the addictive lifestyle of creating and owning a digital utopia. Hard earned cash is being laid out by  “second lifers” for new avatars, cyber real estate, homes, wardrobes, accessories, and even digital family members. This world is only limited by one’s imagination.

Secondlife.com is quickly growing to be the next big thing in real life entertainment. Thousands upon thousands of people all over the globe are turning off the television, and turning on their second life; a life where they are in control of everything.

There’s only one glaring glitch in the entire system as near as I can tell. When one is finished fantasizing for the day, they still have to go back to the real life; where bills need to be paid, and work needs to be done. There’s no getting around it; we can fantasize all we want about having a better life, but in the real world, it’s not for sale.

There is no second life here, but there is an opportunity to have a life that’s better by turning it over to the one who created us, and who ultimately knows what makes us happy. Jesus said it best:

“…I came so they could can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of” (John 10:10).

By putting our Creator in charge of our real lives, perhaps the need to have another, better life would not exist. Come to think of it, if more people did that in the first place, secondlife.com would be an unpopulated planet.

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