Calling yourself a Goth in the terms of a "culture" is being a hypocrite. One should not waste their time with such labels and just be themselves. You can like things of a Gothic nature but that does not mean they have to call yourself a Goth. Goths sometimes attempt to call themselves individuals when they are just conforming to another trend, it is an utterly pointless label. I like my bed, does not mean I have to conform to some sort of 'duvet-bandits' crew.
"That kid likes nine inch nails he must be one of those Goths" WRONG