I applaud you for expressing what you feel in such a way and for trying to initiate a forum for likeminded people. I totally agree that being part of a certain subscene of the industry is a great gift. One can consider oneself lucky to be surrounded by people not willing to wear the masks, to take on different personas depending on the task at hand. I am happy having these people around every day.
Allthough my depression nearly destroyed my relationship and was tough on the kids — it was the best thing that could happen because it changed my perspective on everything.
Thank you for speaking out because it’s so easy to bury the things that are important to remember.