While for a while the term Brony was used to mean boy, teenager or adult male who likes my little pony: friendship is magic, in this group we use the word to mean anybody who likes the show. A gender neutral word. Similarly to how "Cool story bro" isn't always directed at males.
Bronies, to me, are anybody who likes the show, no matter how much they like it.
False terms. Sane vs Rabid.
People obsess over all sorts of things don't they? I remember when I was younger being completely obsessed with Pokémon. I'd want all the games, I'd watch all the shows, I'd want all the trading cards. I still have many of my trading cards now because they still give me happiness when I can play with them with my friends. Did that make me a rabid Pokémon fan? No.
I think we all could use a bit of child like joy like that in our lives some times. Like when you are gaming or when you are maybe watching a funny YouTube video or whatever, it's nice to have that feeling.
Is it bad to be obsessive over a show you like? For the most part I don't think it is, no, so long as you remember that there are other things that are more important and you prioritise correctly. I think terms like sane and rabid are very unfair and unnecessary. We are not special snowflakes for liking a show, and it would be ridiculous to say otherwise, but we're not bad for it either.
We enjoy colourful sparkly ponies of different shapes and sizes and enjoy the well thought out plots of the shows. Speaking for myself personally I also like Pokémon, Yugioh, Sonic games from Sega Mega Drive, XBOX 360, game console emulators, touch screen computers, fishing rods, trains.
Being a brony is only one aspect of who I am. I think the same holds true of other bronies as well. Now to the actual point of the article which I've probably taken too long to get to. Whatever you like or don't like, we are all individuals. We all like different things.
Be positive about the things you enjoy and support the things you like. Stand up against negativity with maturity and confidence. Spread happiness to artists you admire, join groups related to your interests. Don't let anybody make you think you have to stop liking what you want to like.
Aim high! Boom.
Article by NicolasSarkozy