Why do people hide their identities on the Internet? Why do people blog without writing their names on it? Why do people post to forums hiding behind weird nicknames (I’m Flask, by the way).
In ancient times and even now, names possess power. Our names identified our life, our future and our personalities. My name means “God is gracious” and indeed He has been. Isaac means “He laughs” and goodness, the boy cackles too much. And that is why you should not name your child weird names like XX, XX and XX (censored because some friends have done it to their children)
But why do people not dare to speak in their own words online? I have never been able to understand this, and it is not because I have a relatively larger ego.
If you have something to say, and yet nobody knows it is you who said it, why even say anything at all?