I’ve got to say I very quickly got sick of the “emo” culture and all their obsession with suicide. Suicide is not cool. It shows no strength. It’s not something you want to do. It’s cowardly and stupid.
I don’t understand the obsession with suicide. I remember being suicidal. It sucked. I wanted to die because my life was hell. Most of these little emo brats have no idea what hell is. They have no concept of hard lives, prancing around in their $100 jeans with their iPods and $20 eyeliner. People who are truly suicidal want to kill those kids.
One thing that most people who have been suicidal come to realize is that suicide is the coward’s way out. It proves that you’re as low and useless as people think you are. It doesn’t make anything better for you, and it can hurt a lot of people who are left behind. It takes a lot more strength to rise above the shit of the world and keep living. It takes so much more to become a survivor rather than a victim. Slicing your wrist or eating a bullet is not strength, and it sure as hell doesn’t make you cool.
Of course, you also have to think about the potential that there may be an afterlife or hell. What if you kill yourself and end up in a world of REAL torment for all eternity? That would suck a lot worse, wouldn’t it? And the truth is, no one knows what really happens after we die. We may turn back into source energy, we may all go to heaven, or we may go to hell. There’s no telling until you’re dead and you’re in it.
I think anyone who identifies as emo or seems obsessed with suicide needs help. Get counseling for them if you know them. Talk to them. Find out what their real issue is and help them. if they’re actually considering suicide, try to get them through it. If they’re just being stupid posers, smack them and get some sense into them. Being dead is never the right answer.