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Some things those with versioning experiences have had to say...

  • If we had knew the challenge I might not have done it.
  • While having more than one life, it was also isolating.

  • I don't feel like software. I don't know how software feels, but I think she doesn't feel like this.
  • I feel like one body but I know there's always somewhere with my second version.
  • I feel more biological than technological.
  • It is beautiful but it doesn't mean you can use it.
  • Words are dry without feeling.
  • The transition is not easy.
  • You might not need your toys anymore.
  • Repeat-to-self phrases is not good enough.
  • There is not all loss. Other values comes to the surface.
  • You might have exposed yourself to the tools you will need to survive, unknowingly.
  • Maybe back then, all you could think about was just yourself.
  • You are not alone.
  • The older generation doesn't want to transfer bad feelings onto a younger generation.
  • The new generation doesn't care much. They don't know what they are doing, and that's refreshing.
  • The feeling of place is located in the body.
  • Who am I is an important question. Otherwise I am a copy.
  • You cannot cure your twin.
  • You can take care of your mind, your body, your health, but you have to take care of your life.
  • You see your life from two different perspectives.
  • Things get better.
  • The condition is not progressive. It changes speeds.
  • Movement becomes home.

What versions can expect:

  • to spend a lot of time on Google
  • to experience indifference rather than passion
  • to feel alone and antisocial (with the exception of Libras)
  • to make connections but not deep connections
  • that people are all the same
  • a new sense of balance
  • a guessing game
  • the feeling of being in a holding pattern
  • the place you left to change
  • a diminished sexual drive
  • a sharpening of senses while experiencing diminished or heightened emotions
  • that one day things may not hold your interest
  • that perception of others comes before introspection

Being Libra

Born under the zodiac sign Cancer, and refreshed under the zodiac sign of Libra, I have a lot of curiosities about my new sign. The following notes have been gathered from those who know Libras personally, and those who are Libras:

  • A kinder more gentler intuitive people.
  • John Lennon was a Libra.
  • If there were only Libras and Sagitarians in the world there would be complete world peace. It's a perfect scenario.
  • As a Libra I'm always balanced or can't make up my mind. I can see the other side is just as good a choice as the other side.
  • Cancers repel, Libras attract.
  • Libras get along with everybody. It goes along with the balance thing.
  • The only problem is with going out to eat. It's like, “We could go here, but we could also go here.” It's very problematic.

Advice on refreshing.

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