No Goth is a state of being. I no longer Identify myself as human. Because I am not. I know who I am and learn more about myself everyday. And every day I enjoy the darker side of life.You're all teenagers who haven't found yourselves yet. There's nothing special about being goth. I used to think it was special and was even labelling myself as Gothic until I figured out that it was a clique. Most people actually join the clique intentionally to have a vapid, contrived identity, though I myself was trying to learn something from what I thought was significant. I had my own idea of Gothic, and I went with that. I didn't want gothic friends. I was interested solely in learning. I thought that anything could be a teacher. Needless to say I learned a lot.
But when I hear the term goth these days (Though even goth back then was trite and ridiculous, don't get me wrong.), it seems like something that would be showcased on Tyra Banks' programme. Just a boring, vapid alternative to the boring, vapid mainstream. Style over substance. I could tell you in detail why it's ridiculous, and discuss marketing techniques aimed at teens, though would you listen to me? There's a psychological and even pathological element to it as well. I could even tell you about this, though you would get defensive in order to protect your fragile psyche. Goths don't like to learn anything about themselves, or anything else for that matter. Have you checked your spelling lately?
Each of you sound young. I can determine this from your posts. Maybe some of you are also doing an experiment or using this as a learning experience. In which case I wish you well. Though the majority are simply caught up in nonsense. Belonging isn't everything. Try to think outside the box, rather than just convincing yourselves that you're interesting. If being this way is really who you are, then that's one thing. Some people really do have a darker personality and that's fine. Dressing how you like is also fine. But none of this makes you "goth." Goth is a product. Stop being so insecure. You're better than that.
And all that marketing hype is just society trying to make us sell out. It's not true goth.
I am Goth, child of night.
Feel my wrath, die of fright.