Then there are those who just have the sincerety and forthrightness to answer why they do not wear a helmet and it seems to stir up a hornet's nest of those who have identity issues. Me, I'm settled in my identity. I know exactly who I am...naked or clothed!
One time when I was about 19, as I was working at a construction site as a labourer...the tradesmen used to call me "big Tony". I told them, I'm not big, Just 5 foot 6, 165 lbs". They said, "we're not talking about physical size".
To me, THAT'S being a cowboy....being BIG...inside.
We're all entitled to our opinions and perspectives. Mine's shaped by a life time of being REAL...in my faults and successes.
Sometimes we are INSIDE what we haven't had a chance to do yet. An apple tree is still an apple tree...even if it hasn't bourne fruit yet.