(This has no real process of thought, just ideas up in text.)
There has been this trend I've noticed on the world with in the computer. Now that communication is the next best thing to eating, there has been a lot of people who cry out for attention. Where is the line between just crying out for attention and seeking friendly advice?
Before the great communication age, people were limited to letters, who was in there town, phone calls and people who were paid to give advice. It was after all your 50 dollars a session to have them tell you, you were a bit disturbed in the head. Oh and to hand out pills when “they” thought it was necessary.
You could ask a neighbor for advice. This was of course when the only thing you could do was go out and play with your friends while your parents hung out at the local corner talking gossip about what everyone else is doing. But then you'd most likely become next weeks grape vine topic. And when I say play with your friends, I mean play with your friends. There was no computers and no video game systems (wow I just aged myself). Just a T.V, radio and imagination! Something people lack recently.
I remember having an Atari 2600 and playing pac-man with my mother, and I just aged myself again. I also remember when it broke it was the only one I got. None of this spoiled rotten child throwing a temper tantrum until mommy or daddy went to buy me a new 360. And had to do real things like playing outside in the sun! My favorite thing was to go roller skating, yes roller skating, not in lining. We didn't have such things as in lines when I was growing up. We had 4 wheel death traps and god it was fun!
Understand everyone needs a bit of help/advice in their lives, but when does that become crying out for attention? With the communication age people have a lot more outlets to seek out this advice. New friends are made via the Internet these days.
But what happens when you find the person who is seeking such things just to make themselves look better? The type of person who perpetually needs a pat on the back every hour on the hour. When does the line from friendly advice to annoyance happen?
Just like the boy who cried wolf there will come a time that those people who go “awe” for you will stop saying it. The more it's done the more likely it is that those people you relied on for the all mighty “awe” turn there backs, not because they aren't your friends, but because they don't want to hear the cry for help. And thus when you truly need someone to fight off the big bad wolf, no one will come to your rescue.
When I was growing up kids were relentless, if you had a problem and started to cry or get emotional over it, they'd laugh and pick on you. Which in all essence made you a stronger person and you were forced to deal with your own problems. Now a days kids have this 'no ones left behind' tactic teachers and parents use. What the hell is this shit!?! Last winners? Delayed success? Excuse me? Why are we needing to sugar coat the fact most of our kids now are fuck ups? It's no wonder most of them won't go into the work force and find real jobs. They never heard the phrase, “you suck” before from anyone and when they go find jobs they become over emotional bastards over the fact their potential employer just told them that being in the Fuzz Therapy club wasn't a valid job skill. (Note: Random club name, I have no clue what type of clubs kids have today.)
But this doesn't just fit for most of our kids, it works for a lot of adults in this world. A lot of them have never been told to shove it and that they need to seek medical help.
And with this comes the trend of over emotional people we like to label Emos. Usually only angsty teens get this label, but I've seen enough of these basket case older people around it's not funny. Most of them don't wear or look like your typical Emo though, so it's harder to peg them then the teens. They could be dancers, singers, poets, artist, or even your everyday person looking for a captain save-a-hoe.
It has become incredibly hard now a days to weed out the people who need real help and people who just cry wolf for attention. When does the friendly hand outs have to stop? When is it time to just tell these overly emotional attention grubbing people to shut the fuck up and get a new routine?!?
I know that this blog sounds mean, but honestly people who sit there begging for attention annoy me to no end. There has to be something better in the day to hold their attention other then sitting there with a smug look on there faces once they get the attention. It isn't meant to point out anyone it's a general observation. We still are allowed to have our own opinions correct? It hasn't been taken away from us in this politically correct world, has it? (Note: When ever I hear pc I always think of personal computer.)
Denis Leary said it best when he did his skit about being a psychiatrist. Line up, walk in, look at the doctor and have him say, “Shut the fuck up next!” Repeat said process until desired results are achieved.
Just some food for thought here on a few of the definitions I found on Urban Dictionary
to explain emo to people.
Like a Goth, only much less dark and much more Harry Potter.
A group of white, mostly middle-class well-off kids who find imperfections in there life and create a ridiculous, depressing melodrama around each one. They often take anti-depressants, even though the majority don't need them. They need to wake up and deal with life like everyone else instead of wallowing in their imaginary quagmire of torment.
Normally a 15-17 year old teenager. Considers themselves to be much more in touch with their emotions than anyone else; whereas they really just feel sorry for themselves. Most emo's will claim to be depressed, or simply misunderstood. They think they are unique, and fail to realize that they actually look like half the teenage population of south england. You can recognize an emo by looking for these general characteristics:
SKINNY JEANS (both boys and girls) The tighter the better. If an emo can hardly walk because of their jeans, then they've reached optimum emo status.
STRIPEY JUMPERS. Normally black and gray. If you're a boy, this should again be worn as tightly as possible. Breathing comfortably is a luxury you may have to sacrifice.
TATTY CONVERSE. Usually drawn on, as most emo's regard themselves as artists.
BLACK LONG HAIR COVERING ONE SIDE OF YOUR FACE. Vision can be compromised for style as an emo. Try and make it as greasy as possible.
Finally, emo's MUST look down on everyone else, accuse them of being uncreative, judgmental, and the sole cause of their 'depression'. If you're a hardcore emo you'll cut yourself occasionally. If you're not, then you at least have to pretend you do.