Yung_Gnarleythis satire? Sounds like you're just describing the degens you surrounded yourself with lol. Colorado has amazing people
Damn right i was getting swallowed up by the "fuck me, fuck me up, fuck me over" scene.
It was fun till it wasn't.
That's exactly why I went full kook on dorky little niche shit like snowskating and mogul skiing (and most recently Newschoolery)... where the people are relatively wholesome cuz we're small and supportive and focused on keeping the sport alive.
Nowadays, I'm *mostly* out of the bullshit and have accountability and sincere friendship with nice goal-oriented people.
Sounds like you are too! Happy for you!
It took luck, soul searching, big lifestyle changes, and a serious career to chill out enough to be able to find the amazing inspired people Colorado certainly has.
For me, those amazing people don't want anything from me except to have each other's backs and nerd tf out over our goofy ass hobbies.
But I'm from CO so had resources and childhood friendships that i could reinvest into.
How much shoulder rubbing with bad influences does a Summit County transplant have to do to naturally settle into a chill athletic posse that actually gives a shit about them? How much using people and getting used? How much substance abuse? How much paycheck blowin?
You almost gotta get ostracized into it cuz all you care about is the sport and you stopped giving a fuck about the bro lifestyle.