Does everyone you know collect Star Wars memorobilia? Does the large majority of women you know collect it?
Most likely you would answer "no." Sure we have over 100 of us regulars on this site and perhaps many more. But in every day life, do you feel misunderstood and into something that's "underground" for your age group?
Granted that some of you live near fellow SSGrs or you've invited your personal friends in real life onto the boards. Others of you, like myself, live close to nearly no one from this site.
So does one or more of your interests / hobbies isolate you or alienate you at least in that regard from the rest of society?
Do you prefer it that way (versus even more people standing outside Target in the morning)?
But is it difficult to explain yourself to others who are not into it as many of us on these boards are?
What else makes you comfortable or uncomfortable with being different? Do you wish society was different in that regard? Has your attitude changed over the years?
(I lived in the dorms when in 1995 I bought my first POTF2 Millennium Falcon. I had a single-room and thus others who didn't know me well, didn't know I had a spaceship in my dorm room. But at the time, I felt compelled to sneak it in out of my truck at 2am in the morning so as to not be too noticeable carrying a child's toy around with me or needing to make up excuses like "it's a present for someone else." Since then, I've beome much more comfortable (completley comfortable) with living in a Star Wars museum. But hey, that's part of growing up and developing your identity. As a Star Wars collector, I am no longer concerned if it is within the norm in society. However, I point out that it is a genre that glorified fictional violence.)
What is your opinion?