|: : Well, I guess I wont ever understand it. We are all there to roll and do our tricks, why should it matter what we chose? I get along with everyone until they start attacking me. If another skater gives me crap and tells me I need to switch my skates for REAL ones, I walk away and dont look their way. I just dont understand it. Most inliners are OK but a few rude ones makes me less likely to try to befriend the rest.
: They are just a bit immature (and maybe stay so for the rest of their miserable life). The skates they use are the REAL ones because they define their sheer existence by belonging to the group using those. It's probably a sign of respect when they ask you to get some REAL skates. They seem to want you to be part of their in-group ...
OK, that makes sense to me. I'm not so concerned with being "in." Thats not me, I'm not superficial and dont care to have superficial friends. I just dont like being attacked, thats all.
Its nice to fit in, but I would rather be accepted for being "me" and who I am then for trying to be someone else. I wish kids would think and create more for themselves. I much more respect someone who is "wierd" but is creative and does there own thing then someone who is "cool." Diversity makes life more interesting!
Well, I'm pretty happy being a roller skater! I do sort of feel like I fit in in a way with this forum and the skateboarders...while still being different. :-D