Like its politicians and its war, society has the teenagers it deserves

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***A rant on EMO people***

I honestly don’t kow what is happening to teenagers in this time and age. I remember being one myself a few years back and complaining at people like me who would say “tut tut these teenagers nowadays are a disaster, so lazy and cocky”. And maybe they were right. We were lazy, and cocky, but that’s nothing compared to teenagers today.

First of all: Attitude. I seriously do not understand it. It’s something like “I am special, and better than you, but I am also shit and I want to die, because I don’t fit in society even if I dress/talk/behave like every other 16 year old in the world”

Then: fashion style. There was a time in the VERY early times of Emo that I kind of liked the “dress code”. Strippy t-shirts, cardigans, tight jeans (in a way, that is what I normally wear!), but Panic at the Disco have a lot to answer, fashion-wise…
Those hideous haircuts… (the two people on the right of the picture, are they boys or girls? I can’t see their faces! Although, even if I could, they would be wearing so much make-up that it wouldn’t be any easier to guess their sex)

Lastly: Music. Emo music used to be amazing. So emotive (that’s were the name comes from), so full of passion and good guitar-riffs (How I miss Sunny Day Real Estate or the early Jimmy Eat World, or even the early Thursday!). Now, Emo music is a band-fight to see who has got more tattoes and smooth/silky/straight hair, who can stand longer onstage without tripping on your own falling jeans, who has got the most drug issues, who has got more stinking attitude with the general public, etc.
Some of the current bands that at some point have fallen into the emo category eagerly fight against that label. They are ashamed to be connected with such movement and insist in calling their music style anything but Emo. Bands like Brand New, Weezer or 30 seconds to Mars (bands that have NOTHING to do with each other musically speaking) have been branded Emo before, but their music is nothing like Emo any more.

I wonder what the cause of all this is, though. The youth today are the way they are because they have not had to work hard for anything. Everything has been given to them and now they feel like they own the future. They have been taught that they are victims and that it is everyone elses fault if anything bad happens to them.

It is such a shame that these youth are the future leaders of our world.

A funny link on EMO:

One thought on “Like its politicians and its war, society has the teenagers it deserves”

  1. I just don’t understand the emo mentality. Maybe it’s some kind of eighties resurgence. When I was a teenager we worn flannel shirts and big steel-toed doc Martens en case of trouble. How is a man gonna defend himself in tight pants!

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