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Though certainly spectacular at times, I don’t consider the mtl scene (or any NA scene, afaik of) to be particularly inspiring if anything bc it doesn’t really equip the people within it with the necessary skills/tools/resourcefulness/etc. to deal with the realities of the modern world as an adult. For most people, it fails to build on any kind of sound theoretical/practical foundation and deliver on its promise of long term healthy and sustainable community. It seems to invariably follow a pattern of degenerating into toxic backbiting and drama leading to implosion which is why most people tend to check out by the age of 30, which is when your survival and paternal/maternal instincts tend to shift into top gear anyways. But again, I think this is a problem with anarchist youth culture as a whole and is by no means confined to any one specific scene or other.