Tuesday, 29 January 2008
06:57:05 AM (GMT)
I think everyone reading this thinks they know the answer. Nope. It's also a style.
Emo already had a name before people began pinning this label upon people. It was a
subgenre of goth called trad goth. I watched this labels inevitable climb to
domination of the trends, and I watched as a dear friend of mine attempted suicide
because of the stupidity of the modern world.
I have to be honest. In general, I hate people my own age. They lack tact, they lack
empathy, and they treat everyone around them like utter garbage. Teenagers slam
people for no reason, and this can result in fatalities. Consider school shootings.
Something tells me that a lot of those people who do those things didn't do it
because everyone treated them all rosy.
People don't think before they open their big mouths.
Emo is really just music. Or it is SUPPOSED to be that way. When did depression
become a stereotype? And when did depression become laughable??
Consider my life:
I've been verbally, physically, mentally, and emotionally abused by my father since I
was a child. I've seen him choke my mother. He has choked me and thrown me down the
stairs. My back is going to hurt me for the rest of my life no matter what kind of
therapy I get for it because of that.
My sister was raped by my cousin and his friend.
I've been stabbed in the back more times than I can count.
I've been sexually harassed.
I'm not complaining. That's just my life. And you know what? I'm trying to fix it.
I've been depressed since I was twelve, but I'm trying to fix it. I'm stronger
because of everything that's happened to me. But I still don't think depression is
funny. And I don't think it's a trend either.
I'm a cutter. For over three years I have left scars on my body that will not
completely fade. I needed a coping mechanism. But you know what? I think it's okay.
I'm trying to fix it, but it's better than drugs, in my opinion. Why would anyone
want to mess with something as beautiful as the human brain? The human body can take
enormous amounts of damage and heal itself...but the brain is so very delicate and
such a powerful tool.
So why make fun of the "emo" kid if YOU can't even be politcally correct?