Cutting is the practice of cutting one's body with a sharp object to relieve emotional pain. It is a common misconception that cutters are suicidal. This is usually not the case. Most people who resort to cutting are in a position where they feel unhappy to the point where self-harm is all that helps. Cutting is not restricted to any one stereotype, age group, color, wealth, or religion. It is effective, but dangerous. I am struggling with it right now, and I can tell you that it is incredibly difficult to quit once you've done it. I would not recommend it to anyone, although it may seem rewarding. I and most of my friends have been dealing with it for some time now and it has yet to solve any of our emotional problems. In fact, most of us are worse off now than when we started. But if you have already started, I noticed that there are some suggestions in this section of Urban Dictionary on how to quit. I recommend that you try them. Who knows, maybe it'll help.
Some person: "Did you see that girl? She's always cutting and her life isn't even that bad! She must be emo."
Me: "Since when did you have to emo to cut? You don't have any idea what's going through her head, so don't judge her like that."
October 16, 2006
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