posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 12:21 PM
Originally posted by TDawgRex
reply to post by Molimo
My experiance with people who embrace the Goth culture is that they just want to be left alone. Nothing more, nothing less. Just let them do their
My experience, people are people. I have a lot of different types of friends ... sometimes it seems like persons who aren't punk or something are
'meaner' but that's generally because if someone finds me odd looking and says something or wants to stare ... 9 times out of 10 they're a
Statistically speaking though, there are piles more 'normals' around than alternative culture people and alternative people don't really find
others odd looking in the first place. There is distrust of 'normal' people though initially.
Not saying some people don't dress to scare children or look keep people away from them but there is lots of factors. Age is a hooj one.
(I'm curious...it just may kill me one day) and I ask them why they live the style they do
I had surgery last year because of persons asking questions like this and expecting an in depth answer. I had to have my palm removed from my face.
Doctor said it was pretty severe.
"I'm not a conformist, I'm different."
To which I reply with, "So you are unique?"
"Just like everybody else...right?" At which point I usually walk away leaving them with.
From a purely style perspective they are counter culture or defining themselves by dressing differently from you and your tribe.
If they want to define themselves visually by being different because they're young, or because they hate the system, or simply to identify others
with similar stances ... so what? I'm sure you would find it obnoxious if I laughed at yourself (dunno what you look like just making stuff up) for
being a clear skin that was afraid of ink needles, or implying you wear a cardigen because your partner won't let you get a piercing.
Sometimes I feel it's almost a common curtesy to everyone who complains about it, too. Example, it's probably easier to find another lesbian in a
club with styled hair and a rainbow patch than it is to scream, 'excuse me, have you seen anyone who is kind of gay around here?!' It also
conveniently keeps the overly moral away
That said, I dress how I do cos I like looking awesome.
Sorry if I come across as rude. It is nothing personal, I just find that a rude question.