Many people have used the word "emo" as a bad thing. I read definitions from 5 people, all used this definition:
"Angry teenagers who dress in black and act miserable around others"
That, however, is not the definition of emo. That is in fact the definition of goth. The real definition, excluding all stereotypes and falsehoods, is:
People, ages 13 & up, who feel emotional. Thus, emo. Most emotions expressed are
1. Anger at the world
2. Saddness at a tragic event (death, near-death experience, ect.)
After some began to dress in black, it began the stereotype. Again, they are not to be confused with goths
who are, as defined by ones I've met, mostly Wickens and dress in black and all that. Emo's are often angry at the world because many people can be idiots (that is slightly an inside joke, but not quite. So please don't reject this)
Another stereotype is that emos are miserable around people. This is completely untrue. I, actually being emo myself, am quite perky around people and am only angry when alone. Most emos are loners, that part is true, but only because of the aforementioned reasons.
Ironically, the reason I an writing this is the exact same reason I am emo. Far too many people make these mistakes, so I am hoping the world will read this and for once, understand what they're actually talking about.
The band Green Day is considered an "emo" band due to their tendency to write songs such as "American Idiot," which uses terms on how America is controlled by the media, and making many mistakes, making them angry.