I have wondered this since high school.I never understood and most people don't know what an emo is.Most people say it's an emotional person or means emotive.When honestly it's an angsty teen who is depressed and doesn't want to feel anything and is heavily medicated and addicted to drama.Who usually want to die and/or hurt themselves or worse.
In the mid 90's there was a hardcore/emocore movement which was known as Emotive Hardcore.Lead by Rites of Spring as a way to break off and start their own sound.The term was used a put-down for those who listened to it.It was something no one wanted to be called.It was the movement after grunge.
It just makes me very irritated when someone calls themselves an emo.If anyone is an emo it's an empath we feel everything while they feel nothing and don't want to.Granted some empaths can get this way,but I have never seen an emo empath.Which I find very curious I haven't even really seen the words used together.Which I find hard to believe.It's just aggravating me and I need a more peaceful understanding perspective.
Sorry if this post feels bad I have been talking to a lot of teens lately.
updated by @soralei: 02/22/17 01:29:08AM