What are your thoughts on Graffiti? I was thinking about it on the train, here in New Zealand most of the graffiti isn't gang related, it's mostly done by teenagers trying to be "famous". So I thought to myself why do they desire fame so much? What is the root psychological cause? I believe that these kids seek fame because they have a strong need to be loved, adored and celebrated because they did not or do not receive that kind of love at home. Children that grow up in stressful environments where money is short and both parents must work are going to seek love, adoration and attention elsewhere and one way to do that is through graffiti. I also think that children who have gone from cultures where community and extended family is important and are then transplanted into a "nuclear family / individualist culture " are more likely to go seeking "fame". So from now on I'm not going to look at graffiti as the territorial pissings of uncaring youths, I'm going to look at them as thousands of voices crying out to be loved. Is this a naive view?