Well, since you ask. I wore a seat belt before there was a law. I live in a state where I qualify to opt out of the helmet. I wear it. I wore it during the times the helmet law was out, in, and back out. I also ride ATGATT.
I enjoy my freedom. I have turned the "freedom" coin over to the flip side and found "responsibility". No day without night, right without wrong, yadda, yadda.
All the lame, limp innuendos are just that, lame and limp. Kinda like the electrical engineer that lives in our area. He is a 12 year old now due to two head injuries. He'll tell you quickly the helmet you are wearing is bad, and how it is so much better to have an open head injury than a closed one. WTF?!?! I had the privilege of scraping him off the road both times and to be honest didn't think he would live through either one. Now he is an advocate for the use, even though he doesn't think so.
I do run across the occasional person who tell me they understand the consequences of riding lidless, they just choose to do so. That I can respect. Leave all the urban BS out of it.
Some people go their whole life wondering if they made a difference, Marines don't have that problem.~ Ronald Reagan
2012 XCT, AFR+ Gen 4, Lloydz air filter. I don't equate noise with power.
I ride with the Force.