As a kid, if your hobbies are illegal, you grow this resilience to you. When you're told you're not allowed to do the things you love to do most in life, you do it just to prove that you can, to yourself and everyone else. You grow this ambition and love for something that no one really understands and you start to see the world differently. You have different values, most of the rules don't apply to you. You kind of get pushed into an odd corner of society that exists below the surface and doesn't really have anything to do with what the rest of the people are doing.