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OT: goth people- why do they do it?

what is the deal with goth people. What is the specific psychology of these people. Do they have a void to fill, are they just bored. Were they all molested or beat up as kids? And they are now trying to scare the people that hurt them?

Wed. Aug 29, 4:20pm

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it looks like a desperate cry for attention to me... some kid looking for acceptance, negative attention or rebelling against their suburban corporate parents. who knows... but we all did stuff like that even if it wasn't quite to that extent.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 4:24 PM

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Maybe they just like the look of it. Not everyone like The Gap.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 4:35 PM

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4:35 you are totally a goth person. Thats like saying I smoke crack because I hate the taste of beer.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 4:44 PM

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LOL 4.44

I agree, it's a total cry for attention. I mean, sure, I personally wear some black (jeans, black shirts, etc), and maybe I don't deck myself out in Hollister and Abercrobie all the time...but C'MON.

And I hate the music assocation that's come of it. Like, if you listen to "rock" music, you're automatically supposed to dress a certain way. One day I was wearing jeans and a light pink shirt, and someone took my iPod to see what I was listening to.

Oh, were they surprised when they say it was In Flames (heavy metal)


Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 4:51 PM

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4:35 here!

LOL! I am soooo not a goth person! I am jeans and t-shirts, too boring for words. I am a mom in her late 30s!

But I see people dressed differently and it doesn't really phase me. What makes one style more relevant or acceptable than another? I don't think its particularly nice looking, but looks are arbitrary.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 4:59 PM

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there is always gonna be the preps, the jocks, the average joe, the nerds, and now the goths. i missed a few groups in there but you get the point.
i work with the public and i was intimidated by all the black and the chains. then i started talking to these kids. most are very nice and smart. they tell me that they just like the look.
to me it would be nice to be able to wake up in the morning and put on whatever i wanted to wear and not be worried or care what others thought of me. that takes some guts.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 5:04 PM

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I'm not one of the above posters & I'm not goth at all, but I have known people over the years who have gone thru that phase...or continue to be in it. It truly can be just a style thing, but of course their is some reason he/she is drawn to that look. Some people think it's sexy to wear fishnets, black everything except for the red lips & the (if white) pale face.
I'm in my 20s now & when I see kids dressed this way I always find myself thinking, isn't this look OVER yet? Didn't this end in the 90s?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 5:06 PM

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Its a fad people - stupid thread!

Jeeze you posters must be deeply imbedded in the bible belt of the midwest US.
Back in the 80 it was not goth, but similar. If you were into alternative music, you wore the black clothes, died your hair black etc ....
I went to an all girls private school (not a catholic school, but a private school for the intellectually superior)where you couldn't wear any make-up and only basic jewellery. I turned into a bat caver in the summer whene I could shake off the chains (ironic) and do what I wanted as far as my clothes were concerned. I didn't do drugs, I didn't commit acts of violence, I enjoyed it, and at the end of summer put on my uniform and went back to school.

I was not seeking attention, or acting out anger, I just didn't want to be one of "the Gap" people as 4:35 said

and 4:44 you are just ignorant and plainly stupid.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 5:32 PM

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there are tons of goth kids wandering around in the Midwest

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 6:46 PM

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yeah i grew up in the midwest, and i was a grunge rocker... um yeah it's a fad like everything else, that has nothing to do with where you grow up. i love how you had to throw in intellectually superior, evidently you are right out of school and feel the need to tell everyone how smart you are.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 6:54 PM

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