I do have to admit, I have learned few things myself from the show in addition to improving my overall outlook on things. Yeah, friends can be assholes and such, but if they're there for you in the end, they're still friends aren't they? And if all they do is single you out for their personal enjoyment, I don't quite understand how that even makes them friends. I went through the whole "fandom is way better than IRL friends" phase myself, but now I'm balancing both my other and brony friends quite nicely. Once you figure out who your true friends are, you won't need to worry about be treated like crap, because the ones who don't respect the fact that you don't like it aren't true friends.