For me, being a Brony has taught me that happiness can be found anywhere even if it's from a small and innocent pony on a screen, and it has taught me to be confident in myself and what I believe [being a Brony and not being afraid of others opinions]. Being a Brony has also shown that I can in fact be a guy and like girly things at the same time. Some people may not like it, but oh well. A person once told me "if you were a man, you wouldn't like girly things". I came right back at him and said "no friend, you're wrong. A man isn't afraid to like what he wants and he isn't afraid to be himself. That's why I'm a man." He agreed slightly and went on about his day.
Being a Brony has also taught me that there is innocence in TV shows and that not every show on TV is terrible and full of violence. One reason why I'm a Brony is simply because of how well the show is and how well it is written. It has taught me that there are still legitimately good companies out there who will make a really good show and who will care for its audience. Hasbro(the creators of MLP) has time and time again appealed to it's massive Brony/Pegasister audience and they have made episodes about background characters and they have included OC's and the twilight staff for example in the show simply because they like them and they take ideas from their Brony/Pegasister fans because they care so much for them. Some episodes and how they unravel too are because of an idea from a Brony and/or Pegasister, and that's also cool!
The voice actors and writers for the show are also heavily involved in the Brony/Pegasister community and they attend BronyCon, etc. conventions and they are anti-bullying motivational speakers. They care for Bronies and Pegasisters and they understand them.They understand that they go through tough times when they're bullied for liking their favorite show, and they're there to help. And from them and how motivational and caring and understanding they are, they have taught me to care more for people, and that's why I love Being a Brony. They also taught me and shown me that there are nice people in this world like them who love to help people, and I appreciate that, and I want to be one of those motivational people too someday that people will look up to and remember.
And lastly, being a Brony has taught me that ponies are awesome. lol Brony on!
How about you? What has being a Brony taught you?