Compassionpit.com: The website that provides therapy for free.
How many of you remember the good old days of general chat rooms, where you’d chat with random people in a communal chat room? For those of you that can’t, this was a time when the internet was still relatively new, when hotmail was the best email platform to use, and before the time of Google chat (yes, there was such a time). In fact, my weekends in secondary school weekends were mostly spent having random conversations with strangers. It was just fabulous.
Now, we hardly do that. With the exception of the wilding popular social networking site, Twitter, we mostly engage online with people we know (or are actively trying to get to know for whatever reason or other). Imagine my surprise when a friend of mine introduced me to Compassion Pit- a website that allows you to either vent or listen. Its really that simple.
The system is structured on the same premise as those original chat sites I mentioned in the first paragraph. You enter the chat room and you begin to talk to a random stranger. The experience in liberating in a way that very few interactions can ever be between people that know each other, and the fact that you are able to get free advice from a random stranger is an added bonus. You can be as honest as you like and it doesn’t matter because, chances are, you’ll never speak to the listener ever again.
Its free therapy.