Well I didn't read the thread like I usually do, but I did read the first post.
I don't understand some of these people either. The only thing I can do is guess why they have such opinions.
And it's probably to have that sense of danger...that rebellion...when you're depressed, that's exactly how you feel! =]
I also had all these opinions about things because I thought it was cool. I thought it was neat to be this person who knows he's an ass, and pushes everybody out of his way, making jokes that only amuse himself. But I decided that didn't work for me.
So I don't think I'll ever really understand why they do it, but I agree with you, Jane