I guess I’m so out of touch, since we don’t have teens in the house anymore, that I don’t know the contemporary terms. Yeah, I know different, and gay, and slow, etc., but what is “EMO”? That’s a new one to me.
I copied this from a response I received to a question that I’d asked one of our fellow bloggers.
I’d never heard of the term “emo” used and, I guess it is common phraseology among a lot of young people (especially school age) today. It was, from its text, written by a young, school-aged person and I was really impressed with the maturity, emotion, and morality of this description and accompanying writing. Please read it carefully. This is the kind of thought process and behavior that will help to make a difference for our future generations. People like “Someone” need to be encouraged and supported.
Someone Jan 22, 9:38 pm
So from what I would say the majority of people my age (teenagers) think “emo” is, is a person who self harms and is depressed all the time and wears a lot of black. Now if I meet someone who is like that I think nothing of it and don’t judge them at all and think of them as normal humans on the other hand the majority of teenagers don’t think that way, they think of them as attention whores freaks, faggs, or people who should just end their lives already. It truly is horrible and I hate that label and what it has turned into. And let me tell you being called an emo freak does hurt my friends and I would know from experience. So many people though are so ignorant….they never stop and think “hey will I be hurting someone by saying this?”. I hope things can change and people can start thinking differently. I know for sure when I have kids one day I am going to raise them to accept all people unless given a reason not to and give everybody a chance before judging them and deciding whether you like them or not.
Ok, “Someone”, I can only hope that someday you will step forward, claim the praise you rightfully deserve for this post, and help lead people back to the light.
Best to you!