There are times when, above all things, our time here is rendered insignificant by a strange form of self-created and self-sustained human adversity that we call stress. Stress is generated in a myriad of ways, and in some situations, the more people who become involved, the more stressful the situation. A man can drink fairly cold water with only minor effect. To be immersed within a lake of such, can literally tear the life from you. When a large group of people become involved in a somewhat personal situation amongst friends, the burden is overbearing. In our context, it is also strange and alien. To bring the personal to the impersonal, is to invite a disaster. Who am I to you. Who are you to me? These are unintelligible questions on the internet. Understandably so. Why should You be anyone to Me? And yet, the second I choose to join a forum, I am making that choice, I am bearing that weight, I am opening that door. This is beyond our control. When we choose to obliterate these inviolate laws, karma comes to cast its hands across our face. When everything seems too big for us, we choose to see it as small and insignificant. Thus when a situation online escalates, and both parties are well acquainted, and originally on good terms, everything will be blown out of proportion and eventually, someone will drop the final bomb. They will choose to view their time here as unimportant, when in fact it was that time that was what created the whole encounter. When it was that time that made everything so huge.
Things are only as large as you make them out to be.