If you like music for depth, lyrically or musically, underground or mainstream, rock or electronic, all that means is that you understand what music SHOULD be about. It's not about what artists you listen to, or how "scene" you are, whatever "scene" you most closely tie yourself to. 's going ouIf you listen to only mainstream or only underground music, get a life. Open your minds, kids.
If you get depressed sometimes and see the world as a bleak place, well, damn straight - life isn't supposed to be easy. It's the act of conquering your problems that makes you happy - not avoiding them. And no, being emotional does not put you in the "emo", "fag", or "pussy" class. If you're getting depressed about material possessions (i.e. mom and dad won't buy that new mesh hoodie for you until next month), go buy a nice pretty gun and figure out what to do with it (not your parents, yourself! duh.). If you really think that people are good in nature, please seek counseling immediately.
When you assimilate yourself to one of these cliquey classifications, you could potentially rob yourself of your individuality, and build an invisible wall. It's called "wedge tactics", and the government uses the media to divide its people with them. So if you think that by associating yourself with a preset counterculture you're "sticking it to the man", think again.
The implication is not that falling into an "emo kid" classification, or any predefined social rung, automatically makes you a product - in theory, basing your life around a single preconceived concept does. Try being an individual, even if it went out of style.
BRAINWASHED "EMO KID": That is sooo not scene...
ANNOYING EMO KID: those kids who regularly max out daddy's credit card at hot topic and tell everyone how depressed they are and that they cut their arms up every night wanting to die (ok...where are the scars?). they only listen to 'underground' bands adn immediately stop when someone they think is popular or preppy starts to listen to them, or they see them on mtv (which they claim never to watch, but they still do). they intentionally do stupid and rebellious things trying to make authority figures mad, thinking it's cool. these people are attention-craving, tasteless, abnoxious emo kids. anything popular is completely disregarded to them. they also tell ppl that they think drugs are sooooooooooo cool, but are scared to do them, but do them anyway because they think it'll make them cool
ANNOYING EMO KID: the guy who draws on a bruise to make ppl think his dad hits him and who only talks to other ANNOYING EMO KIDS
What is the point of my life?
I hate everything.
TRUE EMO KID was most likely emo before this was a stupid fad. May shop at hot topic, but only if they actually like the clothing, not because they think it will make them look cool. Probably classified by friends and others as "emo"...the label is often not self-professed in the case of the true emo kid. Doesn't give a shit whether music is mainstream or not...it just has to be artistic.
2) The style of clothing stereotypically worn by fans of emo music. This consists of, in general: tight band t-shirts or vintage 80's t-shirts, longer (messy) hair often died black, tight (usual girl's) pants, shoes by Vans or Converse, messenger bags, anything checkered (usually black-and-white or black-and-pink), studded belts, thick-framed glasses, neckties, etc.
(Note: girl emo kids often cut their hair short in the back and angled down in the front, less often died black)
3) The mood that stereotypically displays being an emo kid. They are generally considered the subculture of high-school, and while sometimes referred to as manic depressive or "cutters," are usually quite social. Very romantic, often downtrodden. More realistically, teenagers who listen to heavy music and have no qualms with displaying their emotions. (ie, don't feel the need to prove themselves as "bad-@$$," like many rock fans.)
See also: punk, emo