My research on the Emo subculture really had a very good start as my best friends are considered emo. I understand the truth behind all the tight jeans and stereotypes lie real treasures of persona's who have been neglected by society, much like pagans! You See emo people are not complete rejects of society but instead are emotionally sensitive individuals who feel that society has wronged them and so they turn to becoming emo as a way to cope with this neglect. Believe it or not, the emo community is much like the gay community and the Pagan community in the sense that they all help each other get through whatever they are going through as they all are going through similar situations. It is like a recovery process but because of the fact that you are trying new things when you are emo, you become more open minded. This open-mindedness opens the individual to discover who they really are and what they can truely achieve. That is why you can see so many emo people who are openly gay whereas a non-emo person wouldn't be open-minded enough to get out of the closet. This open-mindedness is also what causes emo individuals to be inclined to change their religious beliefs and become pagan. They don't really care about what society thinks about them and so they just do what enables them to grow both emotionally and spiritually.
Also, they can relate to paganism more because just like them, paganism has been "tossed aside" by society. This enables emo people to feel an emotional attachment to paganism and makes them want to look into it just as they wanted people to do when they were down in the dumps.
So next time you see an emo pagan, dont just ignore him/her, be friendly and say hi. For they have sacrificed a lot and they need to be loved just like everybody else!
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