Fingertingle, it is an interesting question. So you get a long story 8)
We may have a poll in the poll section about this.
I'm about one month away from 47! I could be mother to some and grandmother to a good many others! :shock: EDIT: Grandmother to your kids, LOL
What I've realized is that the internet is indeed skewed towards younger people, those who have literally grown up with the internet ... my friends' kids! I don't believe this site is in any way representative of everyone who has DP. In the future it will be common for most people (not the poor) to have computers in their homes. Last statistic I saw (and I could be wrong) was that @30% of the U.S. is "computer literate". I lived in a poor apartment complex before moving to my new one and no one had computers, only a few -- one was me.
I grew up with a friggin' typewriter, white-out to correct my college papers, I WILL NEVER USE A TYPEWRITER AGAIN IN MY LIFE!, a dial telephone, no such thing as a cell phone!, NO INTERNET, NO COMPUTER in school -- they had the gigantic ones with mainframes! My girlfriend in college was the only person I knew to have an Apple? It cost her a fortune. I think she got it in 1982? Is that right?
I owned a DOS Dell dinosaur that lasted FOREVER... got that in 1990. Didn't get onto the internet until I was nearly 40 in 1999. First word I typed into a search engine was "depersonalization." And God Bless Andy and y'all for being here! I lived "alone" w/DP for 40 years.
I don't like being "Middle Aged" but I still feel emotionally like 20. And no Martin I don't have a colostomy bag, LOL.
What was the question?
Oh, yes, in December I will be 47. God HELP ME! :shock: