Emo is more likely to be a phase. Some people are still going through it even though it was mainly a 2008-2009 thing but they won't be in it for long. It appeals to young people because of what emos said to be; a term for emotional and most teenagers find themselves to be emotional because of hormones anyway.
Goth is a subculture, not a "lifestyle". We didn't choose to be Goth, we just are. I've always been like this and I'm still developing, years later.
emo =phase goth for life
i am goth and i basically always have been
If you know what I'm talking about...then...good for you but, Gerard Way (lead singer from the best band ever, My Chemical Romance) said that he doesn't want to look emo or goth when he's pale...he just wants to look sick.... AWESOME!
Just because some people stay that way into their 40's doesn't mean it's not a phase. Its a mask people put on to hide/make up for their insecurities, nothing more. There are a few possible reasons people would be that way; they might try to identify with that lifestyle, or tell themselves that being sad is the way to go, let's celebrate it, etc. Anywho it's not healthy and even though it might sometimes last into adulthood, it shouldn't. Sorry, I know nobody likes to hear that!
Well no one likes to hear it if it isn't true. If you were actually part of either subculture you'd know this, instead of making ignorant outsider comments.
Or maybe they just like their subculture and the music it's based around? You know, you outsiders really reach.
I'm sorry but for me goth is NOT a phase... It's a way of life, and that's what i'm going to stick to for the rest of my life. sorry folks.
goth and emo mostly goth
How can "goth" be a phase? It's a subculture, mi amigo.
I agree but there are people out there who do go through a "goth phase". It's usually those who are doing it for the wrong reasons, instead of it's just because it's who they are (they're into goth music and fashion), like trying to rebel or upset their parents. There are long-term members of the subculture, though, who are into it for reasons I mentioned before, because they like the music.
being both is awsome