It is what it is.
are simply too many ideas and beliefs that go into being a punk, and as a result, there
is no clear definition. However, a strong sense of self, the desire to see and experience new things, and a lack of sympathy
towards societies beliefs and thought processes are all aspects of being a punk.
The only way to completely understand it is to go to a show
and get in the pit. You will see people
from all walks of life, dancing, singing
surfing. It is here that you can see punks in their
state. Its also where you can see punks at their
best because when someone does a stage dive, everyone
holds them up, if someone falls down, everyone helps
them up, if someone gets hurt, everyone helps
So in a sense, punk is about individualism and nonconformity, but at the same
time, its about helping others and making the world a better place. It is in this
way that the idea
of being punk becomes a contradiction.
I wanted to get a better understanding of what punk
was, so I went to go see (insert a random punk
band here). I didn't intend
on going into the pit, but I did, and now I understand.