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Goth is when you hate the world.

Emo is when the world hates you.
An example of the difference between Goth and Emo.

Goth: I hate you all! I don't like anybody! I hope you burn in the eternal flames of hell! DEATH TO ALL BUT METAL!!

Emo: I hate myself! Nobody likes me! I feel like I'm burning in the eternal flames of hell! Death to all but My Chemical Romance!
by Sie Blutet September 10, 2010
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Goth is a culture. It's not about hating the world. It's about appreciating and finding beauty in the dark side of life. You can find that lots of goths are musicians and poets and artists. Not all goths wear all black, you can worship the devil without being goth. Goths are often older, mostly in their 20's-30's. There are also many sub-cultures of goth. Cybergoth, victorian goth, romantic goth, just to name a few. Goths are often more mature.

Emo is a phase that a lot of teenagers go through, usually starting at the age of 13. It includes saying you have mental disorders to fit in. Often you see emo kids competing on who has the most extreme mental disorders that they diagnosed themselves. They don't know anything about emotive hardcore music, which the trend originated from. When the trend originally started, it was all about the music, and not the fashion. But with bands like My Chemical Romance, it became about self-harm. Please, remember that self-harming is a serious mental disorder that many people have, and it doesn't make them "emo" if they do. And please, don't self-harm just to fit in to a trend.
"The Difference Between Goth and Emo"

Goth: "I was at a pub last night when they started playing Nosferatu. It was pretty cool. I got together with a couple of my friends and we talked about each other's boots."

Emo: "Omfg it's not a phase <333333 this is a waiii of lyfeee <333 Sleeping with Sirens for lyfeeee <33333"
by whadupballsacks July 23, 2013

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