Skateboarding is full of strong-willed characters, who can be an incredible source of inspiration. Skateboarding is full of tragic characters, who can serve as cautionary tales of mistakes to avoid. Skateboarding is full of resurrected characters, who have survived their struggles and come out stronger. 

We have a culture as full of character as any other out there, but with human beings that we can more closely relate to. All because of some wood, metal, and uerothane.