One of the biggest issues I've had in life (RL & SL) is learning to be alone. When I first started playing I was still a teenager, desperately seeking connections both real and virtual. That feeling led me to do some crazy things.
The sex industry is underground IRL but it's one of the easiest professions to get into in Second Life. Most people don't even care how your avatar looks. They will pay for someone just to make them feel good.
That's where knowing yourself comes into play. Part of why I left SL for years was because I didn't get the companionship I was seeking and I applied the same feeling that people often do in SL for companionship to RL until I truly took the time to be alone and get to know myself... figure out what was important to me... what kind of person I wanted to be.
I hope that in world and IRL you know yourself so that you can be and portray your BEST self.
Hope you enjoyed this blog post!