"I may look crooked and out of style, but I greet the world with a grand old smile"
-- Robert Huddleston "The Pony Boy"

Those who chose to call themselves Freaks-- and made a living at it-- were and are just as happy overall as you and me. As Diane Arbus once said: "Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats.”