Some people, like parents, are perfectly capable of saying 'should' and probably ought to have that attitude.Good for them, "shoulds" are for SJs. Why should anyone feel a desire to control them?
As in, no one is entirely individualistic, and no one is entirely group-oriented. People need a happy medium. The problem is, Emo people crave the extremes of both, which is why the extremes of the words are needed.Good for them, if we were all the same and if everyone stuck to the "norm" the world would be a very boring place. Why would we be using extreme sense of words?
This is definitely true, but my point still stands that the like-attracts-like factor keeps them in that lifestyle much longer than they might have on their own. There's the peer pressure quality in it.Like attracts like, there is very little anyone can do about that.
Did you even listen to the song? Have you read any emo 'poetry' attempts, or even heard them talk?Do they think life is bad for them? I've never really talked to one.
I'll give you an example. Hope is someone who's crossed that line. That's like asking 'How do you know when someone's only using drugs for recreation and can quit anytime, and someone who's addicted?'Like an addiction? How do you define the line between embracing and recognising "negative" emotion and an addiction? If you mean physical harm I see that as a seperate issue.
Yes they will. That doesn't at all mean that they were healthy minded children growing up that way. I'm not talking about kids who DRESS emo. I'm talking about kids who ARE emo. My sister likes the whole Goth scene, and I'm also partial to it. Fashion is different from emo.This just seems a little biased for some reason. A lot of these kids will grow up to be regular healthy people and will look back on photos and laugh at their silly haircuts, like most adults.