Evangelion threw away my net-grown elitism. As a child I fed my impressionable heart straight poison online and I'm still removing remnants of the disease. I strive to be better in my life, in the simplest and most grandiose meaning, putting the ways of childhood behind me.
My re-watch this week solidified a perspective I learned from Evangelion that I find great relief in: I no longer care to hear anybody's commentary or critique on it, nor do I need other people to share my sentiments or experience it "perfectly." Evangelion is personal and I'm happy I love it.