One of the words I hate.

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One of the words I hate.

If you haven't noticed, I hate the word "emo." Anytime I hear someone use it, it's always to put someone down for how they dress, act, etc. Being that I'm in my teen years, my sister automatically thinks I'm emo. Yeah, I am overly emotional sometimes but that does not make me "emo." I just got done eating a nice family meal- well it would've been nice if my sister didn't go off on a rampage on how I'm apparently emo. Of course I had something to say about that so we spent the whole time arguing. I have reaonable proof on my side of the story while my sister just kept repeating "You are going through your emo stage. We all go through it. It's part of being a teen." Yeah, repeating that doesn't make me want to say that I'm emo. I clearly am not. I do get depressed on occasion and my sister has the audacity to say that I've been depressed for years now.

I can understand if she just wants to know that what she went through is shared between everyone, which it is, but "emo" isnt how to describe it. She was depressed from seventh grade up until her junior year in high school, I honestly don't know if she was picked on for being "emo" or whatever she wants to call it. She never spoke and she stayed in her room. She turned to alcohol and partying to comfort her. She wants someone to do what she did so she can justify it as something that everyone does. So she turns to me. I am smart enough to know what's good for me and I know that what she did isn't what I want to do. I'm not trying to put her down or anything, but I am smarter than she is. Both socially and academically. I know I won't be persuaded into doing dangerous things because I know the aftermath of it all.

If she wants to argue about something, she better choose someone else to argue with. I have enough information stored in my head to prove my point faster than her repetition.