Gloomy, depressed, darkly dressed, strange accessories and improbable piercings, messy hair, shy prickly characters… you might have realized by now, that’s the standard portrait for a typical emo kid. What’s wrong with these stray children, anyway? I’ll tell you what’s wrong… they feel so lonely and emotional they cannot help but engaging obscure fashion statements are nothing but a misshaped cry for help. It’s a good thing there’s been a recent proliferation of Emo Chat Rooms… in my opinion, thuis might just be the cure for one of the most aggravating contemporary juvenile afflictions. There, I’ve said it! Now please don’t yell at me just because I’m different!!! Can’t you see I’m depressed?
Okay, now… I must confess I’m almost ashamed for what I’ve written back there, but I won’t delete it anyway because it’s all in the name of good online fun. However, I feel now compelled to write a moderately serious and thoughtful disclaimer of sorts, concerning the whole emo thing.
First and foremost, there’s something most teenagers don’t realize until they’re no longer teenagers. It’s just something as simple as … feeling unabashed existential angst is something that pretty much comes with being a teenager. So the whole emo(tional) thing does have some valid underling reasoning, and the emo lifestyle is just a trendy expression of this universal feeling which has been going around ever since there was a teenager.
The important thing to point out, one that should be kept in mind by teenagers and parents alike is that… it’s just a phase – all part of growing up and being human – and there’s no reason in moping around when you can choose to be genuinely happy and make the best out of life. The longer it takes you to realize this simple fact, the worse… for yourself. In that sense, it goes without argument that emo chat rooms could just be a good way of helping kids through their emotional phase, as much as … well, going out and trying to reach out to other people, as opposed to sitting around and moping in utterly depressed contempt.
Did I mention sitting around and moping is a rather silly thing to do? GO, EMO, there’s a whole wide world out there and it’s yours for the taking… now just wipe those tears and go have some fun. Oh.. to be young and emotional…