The Difference Between Emo And Emo

Now, I know the title is confusing, but this is a vital issue and it really pisses me off sometimes. (like right now)

If you don't agree with me or like what I wrote, suck it up, cuz it's my opinion.

Now, for those of you who already know what I'm talking about, good for you. Go into the pantry and get yourself a cookie.

For those of you who don't, I'm explaining the difference between 'emo' and 'emo.'

What's the difference?
Good question. That's what I'm here to explain, if you haven't figured that out already. Now, this is a touchy subject, and there are many different ways to approach it. There is what you could call "Old emo" and what you could call "New emo." The difference between the two is that "Old emo" is just emotional. It's having emotions, using them, acting upon them. It's not controlling them, but letting them control you a little more. It's not running from them, but embracing them and being yourself and dealing with your emotions head on. I could go on explaining for hours, but I have to get to bed soon. "New emo" is, basically, skinny jeans and that "emo" haircut you so often see. There are many different parts, but that's pretty much the gist of it.

Going more in-depth with "Old emo"
Yes, as I was saying, this takes a lot of explaining. An example of this mindset would be if you're sad, you're sad. You cry. You get over it, but maybe not as quickly as others would. If you're angry, you're angry. You basically don't run from your emotions or try to hide them. You just fucking deal with it, wherever and whenever. I believe that this is a very good thing, and a very good way to be. It's the way I am, and I like it.

Going more in-depth with "New emo"
I'm sorry to say that I don't know very much about "New emo," so I can't go very far with my analysis. You all know what it is, so I really shouldn't have to explain. You see the "emo kid" in your school, and you know what I'm talking about here.

Can there be someone who's both?
The answer to this is yes. You see, there are people who are emotional, as in "Old emo," but they also wear the "New emo" clothes and listen to the music and shit. I'm not really sure what I should call that, because I don't know what offends other people. I don't know much about them, I just know that they exist, but there aren't many of them. Whatever you are, "New emo," "Old emo," or something in between, I can really respect you.

How to apply what you've just learned with everyday life
Yes, this is important, those who are "Old emo" get offended if you call them emo, because it's really stupid. Personally, I know a lot of people like that, and I'm one of them. "Old emos" usually don't wear the tight pants and usually don't have the haircut. We dress however the fuck we want and we're not afraid to sing "I'm Not Okay" walking down the halls because sometimes it's just the truth. We're not afraid to cry when we're sad or laugh when we're happy or kick things when we're mad, cuz that's just how we are. Our emotions sometimes rule us, how we act, react, and live our fucking lives. But if we really cared, we'd have changed that a long time ago. And as much as I hate to say it, "New emo" lacks the guts and gore that "Old emo" will always have and hold. We can treasure it forever, whereas "New emo" is usually a twelve year old who doesn't know what way to turn. I really hate saying this, but I can't really deny it at this point. I'm so sick of people thinking I'm "New emo" because I'm not afraid to cry, or because I wear black, or listen to MCR or Fall Out Boy or Panic! At The Disco or Green Day (which in my school is considered 'emo'). I'm fucking emotional, not emo. And I'd appreciate it if people would take the time to notice the difference, which is much more vast than you could ever imagine unless you experience it for yourself.

Now, please don't leave hate comments or crap like that, because it's my opinion. If you want to put your opinion out, write your own blog. And sorry if I'm being fucking rude, but I'm tired and I have to get up early.

Thanks for reading this, and so long and goodnight.
Posted on December 17th, 2008 at 11:10pm

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