If someone is going to tell me how to live, and how the world rolls...they won't last long with me. I just cannot and will not tolerate that much nonsene poured into my ear, unbidden I don't care what motivates them, they don't respect that I am grown and going to do what I do my way...so since respect is a two way street, if it's not happening, I'm out. Life is too short.
DH and I ride together a lot, and we don't have much in the way of riding buddies. We keep an ear and eye out- but mostly I'd rather just go it alone if the alternative is being told how to live. Yuck.