I think it's the culture. Like I said in the other one (my bad). Failure is not really something feasible here. Failure is like some sort of leprosy, everyone looks at you like you're a retard. There is only one way out to people since there isn't anything else for them. Unfortunately they decide to take other people with them. With a shrinking opportunity here the shootings have gone up. I can't really speak for Canada since I don't live there, but I'd say it's at least a little different. People generally seem much nicer and accepting there.
Im all for having fun, showing your tits and getting fucked up on a river float but it can be done without being a pig.