Why Do Emos cut Themselves?
Ever since I was in high school a few years ago, there has been a fairly new cultural trend that focuses its attention on a specific style of music and way of life. The dark makeup around their eyes and the black clothing are normally pretty good signs as to who you are coming across when you encounter the emos. I, myself, have always been intrigued by the emo social culture, but never participated in what they do or the style of music that they tend to listen to.
The one troubling trait that seems to follow these people around is the fact that, of all of the cutting and suicide cases in the United States regarding young people, the emo culture is above and beyond in the amount that end of doing it to themselves. I have always wondered why this was the case, but could only come up with some solid guesses as to why this happened.
First off, the music that they tend to listen to is actually quite depressing and tends to lean toward the violent side of life. This could be a reason why they sometimes act out in violent ways towards themselves and others. Also, the culture was practically built around young people who had been abused in one way or another, so that could be a reason why they try to cry out for help by hurting themselves.
Either way, it is a tragedy that such young people end up doing these things to themselves and it needs to come to an end. I wish that they would seek attention and help elsewhere, so hopefully some of the organizations out there will be able to give them the support and love that they need and deserve before something terrible ends up happening. Though these people seem to have a hard exterior, they are human beings too and deserve everything that everyone else gets.