What are the vehicles for personal growth? I think for some, who do not perhaps have or take sufficient opportunity to mingle with people outside their immediate peer group (be it social, age, or interest), a site like this one is a broadening experience. Without leaving their homes, they meet people of different races, nationalities, social status, financial ability, and religious belief. They learn that their friends might appear to all agree, but perhaps even in their peer groups there could be people who secretly or discretely are like those met here. As a teenager I was confident I knew more than I actually did. I could be cocky, but usually not outrageously so. Still, I was impatient with older people who didn't understand my brilliance or my need to be who I thought I was then. As a young adult, after college, I was more tolerant, but only slightly, of those older folks who seemed so smug in their world view. I was ready to build a better world than the one they'd screwed up. Now, I still retain much of my idealism and my passion for seeing positive change, but I also recognize there is far more complexity to our world than I understood "then." Sometimes we have to compromise to attain the best ends. Sometimes we have to suffer adversity to appreciate the strength required to meet challenges. Sometimes we have to admit someone else has a better idea or knows something we don't know. Sadly, I see many people insulated from the "vehicles" or "catalysts" for personal growth by walls and filters they or someone else has constructed around them. They often take pride in doggedly holding on to the views instilled in them or arrived at during some earlier point in their lives. They fear the alterations to themselves that might be required if they open themselves to new thinking or alternate views. This stunts their personal development, and society as a whole suffers. I came to LPSG curious about and fascinated by the lives of men with larger than normal penises. Here I found that there's only so much that can be said or learned about THAT, but there's so much more that can be learned about others, and ourselves, regardless of endowment. What other vehicles are available or can be structured so that we grow and live fully and consciously?