saviorwings asked: i searched up some tag and came across your long straight edge something answer. so i wanted to ask you, can you give me the exact or nearest definition of straight edge. is it just a person who doesn't smoke/drink/do drugs?
I’ll do the best I can. I’m sure someone will tell me I expect too much from it haha, but here are the basics.
Straight Edge is a life long commitment to never doing drugs, smoking, drinking, or being involved in promiscuous sex (getting sexually involved with a person you have no respect or feelings for, using them for sex and or allowing yourself to be used).
But really that’s just shit a person does
Actual straight edge, the reason it needs a name, the reason people think its worth getting tattooed on them, is a movement against how lightly drug use is taken in our society. You turn 12, you start drinking, have your first cigarette, start planning the girls you’re going to fuck and all that changes from then on is you grow up a little, get a job you hate and then drinking and smoking are no longer recreational choices, theyre your weekly saviours to forget about how shit and boring your actual life is.
This is not everyone obviously, but there are countless people literally doing nothing on the weekends but thinking they had a kick ass time because they stood somewhere different drinking beer and staring at girls they don’t even like.
Straight Edge is about recognising how substances bring us down, how when your life is shit, instead of realising its shit, you stand in a bar on the weekend with some people destroyig your mind and forgetting about it instead of thinking about how to make it better. Straight Edge is trying to educate other people on the alternative. On actually making life better, not just forgetting how shit it is.
Of course. People get REALLY fucking offended when you decide you don’t want to live the way they do, so the Edge community is also a place for friends to feel safe to talk about their opinions, to live comfortably drug free, a label to stop the constant ‘but why don’t you just have one drink?’ Peer pressure bullshit.
There’s a big difference between someone who’s just sober because they want to feel in control and a person whow is making a stand against the whole over relaxed attitude to drug use. If person one had a drink every few years, it wouldn’t matter. Straight Edge is for life because were proving a point, were showing how unnecessary drugs and alcohol are. To give in, even once would weaken our arguement a lot. But it happens and I almost can’t blame those people, Straight Edge is a never ending life of getting shit from everyone. But its always worth it.
Hope this helps.