I'm so tired of trying to get help. I have no real idea how to communicate with adults and I have no idea why. I just can't talk to the face-to-face. I can guarantee no person I know face-to-face over 20 know that any thing's wrong with me at all. When I talk to my friends though or hear them talk behind peoples back. I hear them say terrible things. 'Emo fag why don't you cut yourself?", "Little whiny emo bitch go cry somewhere!", "I don't want to hear those babies bitch.", "Why don't they get a fucking life?" We had a stereotype day at school and like a 1/3 of the people came to school mocking "emo" people. They brought fake razors and mocked the way they acted all day long. There's a difference between those people and people with real problems and I'm tired of them getting melded into one person. Emo is a trend. It is a fashion statement like punk was. Like metal was. Like bikers were. Here's the way WikiPedia defined Emo: "When referring to a person's personality and attitude, most definitions of emo hold that an emo person is emotionally candid, sensitive, shy, introverted, glum, and quiet. Depressed and broken-hearted are sometimes used to describe the emo personality. Emo music and poetry contain multiple references to unrequited love, emotional and relationship problems. Being melodramatic or overly emotional is also often associated with being emo." So now that depression and emotional angst have become a 'fad' They have become an object of ridicule. Here's why ( i think as well as the person who wrote this ), "...['Emos' are] imagining or pretending that they lead harsh, painful lives when they actually live in comfortable [,and stable] homes." I do not. Most people with real problems don't. People with real problems don't care how tight their jeans are, or how skinny they are, or how dark their eyeshadow is, or how black and straight their hair is, or if they're wearing Converse shoes. But just because I like having straight black hair and I'm shy, quiet, socially awkward, and depressed I've been chucked into this category and find myself mocked. On the internet by my friends who are ignorant of how hard life can really be thus ridiculing emotions expressed by 'emos'. I have to admit that probably a lot of people have been through this and have been thrust into a lifestyle hey didn't want. I have met some 'emo' people and most of my ideas are right. They think they have good lives at heart. They just think that this kind of thing is 'hot' or 'cute'. And i feel like punching them in the face. Don't they realize what they've done? They've put a new stigma on emotions for another generation. No one's going to express themselves the same way anymore, they'll hide their emotions and bottle them up until the inevitable arrives. They've done the same thing that's happened to homosexuals. Many would rather hide themselves and end their lives than bi ridiculed or have their lives mocked than express themselves for real. Even insults have combined the two together. Emo fags for one. Now being emo is gay. What the fuck. I AM NOT 'EMO'. I don't know everyone of the and I apologize if I made any generalizations... I hate everything about me. I want to leave. For real. I am not faking. To have my feelings dismissed because I apparently act 'emo' is inexcusable. I don't live in the suburbs with a big fluffy dog and brothers and sisters and a set of parents with steady income and a stable home and a mini-van to take them to soccer games who thinks depression and pain are 'cute'. I can't take being a being placed into a group of people that is ridiculed by the world-round. I am tired. For real. To have masochism, emotional troubles, expressive people, and even poetry become hated and mocked by the 'normal' (in quotes because whoever you are you are not normal) people of the world these trendstarters cannot be forgiven. They have destroyed another generation's chance of being emotionally understood. Thanks.