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why are people against emos and why do they say they're looking for attention? please dont delete and look at details.

it just shows that persons depressed. its their life and if they want to call themselves emo its their choice. they dont want to be emo! they just are. you dont know their story....so dont judge them <\3 but everyone says they're attention seekers and they're trying to be cool. well lets see.....you think cutting yourself is cool? you think being depressed is cool? well if so...youre sick! wtf is wrong with people? why do people say they want attention!?

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Because most people aren't "emo" they just say they are depressed but they're not....

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Because most aren't even "emo". They just claim they are. Plus I hate being around depressing people. (JUST BEING HONEST)

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It's a chemical imbalance! They can't help it. My brother had depression.
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well, the reason people say they want attention is because they think that if they cut themselves they are wanting people to notice.

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Not all people think that about emos. That's just their opinion. I don't think they're attention seekers. I think they're depressed people who don't know how to overlook the bad things in life. That's just my opinion.

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If you have to try that hard and go that much out of your way to obtain a certain "look" then yes, you're trying to get attention.

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Good answer sir.
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Agreed. I don't get this "emo" thing, to me that's seems translated into listening to creepy music or dressing dark and having scene hair... You can be a prep, jock, whatever, and have depression. It's an emotion, not a look. It annoys me when people do that... It's called depression.
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some people do it for attention, they get the two mixed up

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Well people are not use to showing their feelings in public soo to them "emos" are but idk at my school ppl were cool with them. And not all emos cut them selfs it's a style of how they feel to

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I don't understand why someone would want to show off that they're depressed and they're cutting themselves. By doing that your giving us a reason to judge you. So if you don't wanna be judged then don't dress emo

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I guess many people don't understand why they dress the way they do and cut themselves only to label themselves as emo. Usually people choose their style, so I guess people assume emos choose to cut and dress the way they do etc. Therefore many people would assume that they are following a trend, not because they have depression or so on.

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You can look completely preppy and girly and have depression.... It's not so much a look.
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Yes I agree, that's why I said people assume they are following a trend to dress the way they do and cut themselves. I've had depression and never became emo because of it!
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I think there is a difference between being emo and being depressed. No, I don't think people that cut are trying to get attention, if that's what you're saying. Their emotional pain is unbearable, so cutting gives them kinda a relief, cause crying doesn't do it. They need to get help. Sometimes they do try to get attention, but I see it as more of a cry for help.

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best answer! thanks :) your answer defiantly describes what an emo is. some cant handle depression and some just pretend to be emo to get attention
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Great Answer !
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@amanda-thanks:) but I think I'm describing depression, not emo. Emo is more of a look and style that doesn't always correlate with depression.
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@rock-thanks:)
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well emo isnt suppose to be a look. its suppose to be a feeling. thats why i say im emo. i look like it and i have deep depression sometimes to where i try suicide and if i dont succeed, i just cut myself bad. but not all emos cut. it just depends on how deep your depression is
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I'm sorry :(
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I think it's called depression though, not emo.
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its suppose to be called emo but those posers make emo seem like a joke and like just a loser look. emo is emotional which is depression.
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You're right I agree
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The amount of attention this is getting is? crazy.

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Coming from somebody that was in a mentally and emotionally abusive relationship for more than a year, I can understand why some people would cut for attention -- my ex used to do it in front of me as a form of manipulation; even went as far as to send bloody pictures via text saying she was bleeding to death. Because of that person, I can't view relationships as I used to or even see the slightest affection without the need to vomit. Cutting is a form of stress relief for those that cannot handle what they are going through -- it's a way for people to cry out for help, but what they don't understand is they are also putting the other person in a horrible situation as well. I had flashbacks of the blood dripping on my floor and thought about ending my life as well -- but I'm stronger than those people who cut themselves and have dealt with my problems silently, even when it has caused some psychological issues for me. Cutting is attention seeking because everybody has problems; theirs do not make them any unique.

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A good friend of mine had an ex that hit her and wasn't nice and she broke up with him and he sent her a photo of his arm cut up... People have issues!
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great answer - green
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Well i know ur story & i dont care if u r emo, im ur friend & im accepting who u r, thts wht friends do :)

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awwwwww :3 i wuv you lots bwest fwend. thank you
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Yep:3 :)
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because those butts think that emos are make up that theyre depressed and cut them selvs for attention and all that stuff

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i think they hate the ones that constantly go around talking about how everyone hates them because theyre emo. or the ones who label themselves as emo for attention....honestly those people who want attention by going around calling themselves emo are annoying and giving us people with "emo/scene" style a bad name. because of those idiots i get crap everyday by people thinking im suicidal or depressed...IM NOT! i hate this whole stupid label thing. they dont hate you cuz your emo....they hate you because of questions like this.

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Most people are really judgemental, it's not even that big a deal but they act like it is.

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