I'm sort of an anarchist. We get a bad rep, but at the end of the day we are just Libertarian Socialists, which is just an acceptable political belief merged with an acceptable economic belief that for some reason makes people go OMGWTFBBQ and think that we are going to throw molotovs through everyone's windows.
(Ignore the shitty MS paint self-claim, I found this in the news and I thought the self claim was necessary because I was 16 at the time lol, I don't have the original anywhere). This is me and a bunch of other "rowdy protesters" at an anti police brutality protest. We smoked lots of weed, blasted KRS-One from giant portable speakers, and laughed at a bunch of cops. It was a good time, and nobody got hurt.
In fact I've never seen anyone get hurt as a result of anarchism. I have seen a shit load of property get destroyed, but that property deserved it.
Of course, now I have a job and I live in the real world, so rabid anarchism has sort have given way to a general disdain for anything political and serious mistrust of the government. The problem with being an anarchist is at some point you have to choose. Become a hobo, or sell out. There are some in betweens, but not many. Its sort of sad, having to sell out all your beliefs like that.
And anarchists aren't political extremists. They don't exist on the extremes of any political thoughts, because they just don't exist on the political spectrum at all, which is sort of the point.